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.
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: General Introduction. The Story of Enoch
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.
Biblical Figures: The Midrashic View: Eliezer the servant of Abraham. Hushim, the son of Dan, son of Jacob