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Becoming a Sage and Efficacious Prayer in the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Posted: 15/02/2016
Becoming a Sage and Efficacious Prayer in the Ancient Jewish Diaspora
Translating Cultures across Linguistic Divides: The Making of the Septuagint

Posted: 15/02/2016
Translating Cultures across Linguistic Divides: The Making of the Septuagint
The three source sheets for this shiur can be accessed here, here and here.
Hokhma and Sophia: Extremes Meet?

Posted: 15/02/2016
Hokhma and Sophia: Extremes Meet?
The two source sheets for this shiur can be accessed here and here.
Prophetic Ends

Posted: 12/24/2012
Prophetic Ends
Judaism contains age-old formulations of how to respond to tragedy and radical change that continue to help us today. Turning to our texts helped us to preserve as well as to build.
Transmission, Translation, and Tradition

Posted: 12/25/2012
Transmission, Translation, and Tradition
Why have the Dead Sea Scrolls been so significantly incorporated into our understanding of Jewish history and our national heritage?
New Beginnings

Posted: 12/26/2012
New Beginnings
The diaspora communities of the Second Temple period contributed to Western civilization and grappled with many of the same challenges we do today.
Primordial Chaos and New Beginnings

Posted: 12/26/2007
Primordial Chaos and New Beginnings
Through the study of passages from Ezekiel and Ezra as well as selections from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, we will study the extent to which these utopian visions echoed understandings of the original Eden and marked a vision of renewal as re-creation. Part of Drisha's Winter Week of Learning 2007, dedicated in memory of Judy Tenzer, z”l
The Law of Moses and the Law of Nature

Posted: 12/24/2007
The Law of Moses and the Law of Nature
Did the Law of Moses predate Creation? If there is a “wisdom” inscribed in the cosmos, how does that impact our understanding of Revelation? We will explore these questions through the wisdom literature of the Bible and Second Temple Writings. Part of Drisha's Winter Week of Learning 2007, dedicated in memory of Judy Tenzer, z”l
Can There Be Redemption in Exile?- Meditations on the Ancient Ezra Traditions

Posted: 15/02/2016
Can There Be Redemption in Exile?- Meditations on the Ancient Ezra Traditions