THIS Sunday, February 5, 2012, 8PM in the Rinat Bet Midrash
Dr. Yael Ziegler of Matan, considered to be one of the top teachers of Tanach in Israel, will be speaking about:
Of Journeys, Wells and Marriages: Hidden Patterns in Biblical Stories.
Several couples in Tanakh meet near a well. What is the significance of this repeating pattern? How can a comparative study of these narratives yield a richer understanding of each story?
Dr. Yael Ziegler holds a PhD in Bible from Bar Ilan University and teaches at Herzog College and Matan. Her book, Promises to Keep: The Oath in Biblical Narrative, analyzes the pivotal role of the oath in biblical narrative as a literary device in character and plot development. Dr. Ziegler resides in Alon Shvut with her husband and five children.
This shiur has been generously sponsored by:
Susan and Danny Levin on the yahrzeit of Susan's father, David Kaplan, z"l
Debbie Pine and Mark Orenshein on the yahrzeit of Harry Pine, Noach Ahron ben Yakov z"l
Cecile and Michael Wollman on the yahrzeit of Harold Wollman z"l
Motzei Shabbat, February 11, 8 PM
Dr. David Ribner from Bar Ilan University will be speaking about:
The Challenge of Sexual Communication in the Torah World
The thought of talking about intimacy, whether with our spouses or our children, frequently renders us speechless. This session will provide ways to enhance communication between mates as well as between parents and children,
and it will provide recommendations for helping prepare young couples for marital intimacy. Questions and discussion are welcome.
New Adult Ed program in Tanach:
The Adult Education Committee is pleased to announce that we are planning to present a multi-semester course in Tanach. The course will feature a variety of leading teachers of Bible and will meet every two- three weeks, for a total of seven sessions during each semester. It will be run like a college course, with preparation and homework. The books of Tanach to be studied are envisioned to be drawn primarily from Neviim Rishonim. In order to engage the very best teachers, we will charge students a fee of $75 per semester. If you are interested in this new program, please email David Jacobowitz at djacobow [at] gmail [dot] com by February 11, 2012. If we have a sufficient number of students, we plan to move forward.