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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus 

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 2, 2019

The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus 

Thursdays, April 11-May 2

7:00-9:00 pm

Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., SF 94103

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading the Bible that are central to liberal Judaism’s orientations to reading sacred texts, but are not frequently utilized in synagogue settings. We will discuss myth and metaphor and the Bible’s literary history in order to uncover the ancient meanings of several of the Bible’s classic narratives and its law codes, and to determine their relevance to modern day Jews and the world in which we. Instructor: Rabbi Jeremy S. Morrison, Ph.D. Lehrhaus Executive Director. Newcomers to the series are always welcome! Register at lehrhaus.org.

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Date:
April 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm