Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Dr. Robert A. Harris
Date: Jan 13, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017
Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community
Location: Twin Cities
Category: JTS in Your Community
Learn with JTS at Temple of Aaron
The Jewish Theological Seminary and Temple of Aaron invite you to a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Dr. Robert A. Harris, associate professor of Bible and ancient Semitic languages, JTS
Friday and Saturday, January 13-14, 2017
Friday, January 13
Peshat and Derash Meet in a Dark Alley: The 70 Facets of Torah
How did the ancient rabbinic art of expounding scripture influence the way in which we read today?
Lecture following Friday evening services
Saturday, January 14
Simeon and Levi: Villains or Heroes?
At the end of the book of Genesis, Jacob blesses some of his children but curses these two. Was Jacob’s curse justified?
D’var Torah during Shabbat morning services
In the Beginning, There Were…Commentaries!
Through a close reading of the first three verses of the Torah, we will deepen our understanding of what the Torah teaches about how our world came into being.
Lunch and Learn during Kiddush
Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, Minnesota
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS.