• January 18, 2021
  • 5 5781, Sh'vat
  • פרשת בא

Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View

Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View

Surprises and challenges await those who seek out the Biblical figures in the
Midrash. In this course with Rabbanit Yafit Clymer we will explore the ingenious ways in which the Rabbis of the Midrash found answers to important questions about personalities in Torah. In doing so we will understand how these great sages built a religious and educational system of understanding to be used by all generations to come.

November 1, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: General Introduction. The Story of Enoch
Class description

In today’s class will discuss general ideas about the genre of Midrash in Jewish literature and set the time and place parameters.

We will dive into our first Biblical Figure – Enoch of the Beginning of Genesis and the different ancient Jewish exegeses and Midrashic explanation of his story.

November 8, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: The Story of Enoch
Class description

We will continue today with the story of Enoch, moving from the point of view of the early Midrash to the latter one.

November 15, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: Eliezer The Servant of Abraham
Class description

We read the verses regarding Eliezer in Genesis and learned few Midrashim

November 22, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: Eliezer The Servant of Abraham
Class description

Continuing learning about Eliezer

November 29, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: Eliezer the servant of Abraham. Hushim, the son of Dan, son of Jacob
Class description

Today we conclude the figure of Eliezer and start learning about one of Jacob’s grandchildren, Hushim, the son of Dan.

December 6, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: Hushim, The son of Dan the son of Jacob
Class description
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Rabbanit Yafit Clymer has been a senior lecturer in Jewish Studies for many years at the Matan Institute and the Yaakov Hertzog Center (by the religious Kibbutz Movement). Rabbanit Clymer is a doctoral student in Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University. She lives in Modiin with her family.