Mondays, 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern
Oct 11-Dec 6
In this class we will encounter a range of Biblical commentators with a range of styles spanning almost ten centuries of exegesis. Focusing on some of the most difficult stories in the book of Bereishit, we will try to “get to know” some commentators who are brilliant and sensitive readers of the Torah but who may not be as well known or as frequently studied. All texts will be available in translation.
Meet the Instructor
Dena Weiss is Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Faculty at Hadar, where she teaches Talmud, Midrash and Hasidut. Dena earned a BA in Religious Studies from New York University and an MA in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has studied and taught in a variety of Jewish educational settings including Drisha, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Pardes. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Mima'amakim journal of Jewish religious art.