How to Read How the Rabbis Read: A Crash Course in Rabbinic Biblical Interpretation
Date: May 18, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community
Category: JTS in Your Community
Ancient and medieval rabbis were brilliant interpreters of the bible, but because of their laconic style, it can be very difficult to decipher their meaning and message. In this short course, we will develop strategies for making sense of rabbinic interpretation. We will practice identifying the cruxes in the texts they address, how they make meaning by reading biblical verses in light of other biblical verses, and reflect on the messages and values contained in their interpretations.
- Dr. Yedida Eisenstat, JTS fellow and assistant professor of the Humanities at York University in the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.
Wednesdays, April 13, May 4, May 18
Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst Street
To RSVP or for more information, contact Marlene Laba, Adult Education Coordinator, at (416) 781-3514 x234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
Dr. Yedida Eisenstat (PhD, GS ’14) is a JTS fellow and assistant professor of the Humanities at York University in the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies. She is the first graduate of the program in Midrash and Scriptural Interpretation at JTS and is currently working on her first book, Two Tangled Torahs: The Oral and the Written in Rashi’s Torah Commentary. She holds an MA in Humanities and an Honours BA in History from York University.