Dates: Sundays 11/19, 12/3, 1/28, 2/4, 3/18, & 4/15.
Time: 11 AM–1 PM.
Faculty: Rafi Licht.
Location: Beit Midrash (2nd floor Pre-K classroom).
Fee: No charge, but bagel donations are welcome.
The “N’vi-im, or “Prophets,” form the largest portion of the TaNaKh (Torah, N’vi-im, and K’tuvim) and encompass the history of Israel for generations after Sinai. Yet, most of us only read small excerpts during our weekly Haftarah readings. The N’vi-im has it all––prophets, kings, queens, concubines, and warriors––which is exactly why playwrights, artists, and composers have borrowed storylines from these books for millennia. These dramatic works are an historical record but also provide us with an entry point into the political and theological roots of our “nation.”
This year we will begin reading in “Samuel,” including the corresponding ancient and modern commentaries. Even though we will proceed at a leisurely pace, students will be asked to read ahead in advance of class so that we can dedicate class time to discussion. No prior knowledge or Hebrew proficiency is expected. As always, bagels will be served.