The Meanings of the Tabernacle

Date: Feb 16, 2021 - Feb 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2;00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Category: Online Learning

An Online Mini-Course with Dr. Alan Cooper

Tuesdays February 16, 23, March 2, at 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

This course is generously underwritten by JTS trustee Yale Asbell.

The center of ritual and worship in the Torah was the Mishkan, the Tabernacle that the Israelites erected and transported during their wilderness wanderings, which as the prototype for the Temples in Jerusalem. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E., however, the divinely dictated details of the Tabernacle’s construction gradually lost all practical import. Instead, they were reinterpreted symbolically, invested with deep religious and spiritual meaning. In this class we will explore the interplay between features of the actual Tabernacle (and Temples) and their reinterpretation as powerful Jewish symbols for post-Temple times, including our own.  

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$60 for three sessions

Dr. Alan Cooper is Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies.