Jerusalem: The Multifaceted City
In this course with Mrs. Aviva Stern we will trace the topic of Jerusalem through Tanach and Midrash to find common themes.
This course is dedicated in the memory of Yehezkel and Sarah Lemel z”l by their loving family. יחזקאל בן אשר למל ושאשא יוכבד ז”ל ושרה מניה פייגע בת יום טוב וטשארנה רבקה ז”ל Click here to learn about their inspiring stories and passion for Torah education and Israel.
Jerusalem: The Multifaceted City: Lesson 1
CLASS #1 -: Hello everyone, The Midrash teaches us that Jerusalem has 70 names. From where does this idea stem? What is the significance of the number 70? In our first classes, we will explore these questions, suggest some answers, and begin analyzing in depth of the names of Jerusalem, Moriah. Looking forward to our study together, Aviva
Jerusalem: The Multifaceted City: Lesson 2
CLASS #2 – JERUSALEM – THE NATIONAL CITY: Hi everyone, Last week we began our study of Jerusalem by looking in the Chumash and analyzing akeidat yitzchak and the significance of the name Moriah. Today we will open up Nevi’im and see where the city is first called by its name, Jerusalem. We will examine the early years of B’nai Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael and their relationship to the city, and we will close with a sneak peak at David Hamelech and the establishment of Jerusalem as our capitol. Looking forward, Aviva
Jerusalem: The Multifaceted City: Lesson 3
Hi everyone, This week we will focus on texts from Shmuel and Melachim which describe the time leading up to and the building of the First Beit Hamikdash. We will also analyze a unique halakha which pertains to Yerushalayim and gain insight and meaning for contemporary times. Looking forward, Aviva
Aviva Stern is a Yoetzet Halacha for the Efrat community and master Jewish educator. She is a head limudei kodesh teacher at Orot Etzion Banot in Efrat and is an experienced kallah teacher. She holds a BA in Jewish Studies and an MA in Bible, both from Yeshiva University, as well as a teaching certificate in Tanakh from Herzog College. She lives in Efrat with her husband and six children.