Midrash, By Women, About Women
Mondays at 10:00am
May 3, 10, 24, 31
New collections of women’s midrashim have been published in Israel over the last few years, and one copy of the collection, Dirshuni, has has finally arrived. In the spring of 2021, we’ll be translating them, and we will study them during this Spring 2021 class.
A. More than the Imahot: Stories of Biblical Women (You May Not Have Read!)
Wednesdays at 10:00am
February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14
Taught by Rabbi Emily Langowitz
More than the Imahot: Stories of Biblical Women (You May Not Have Read!)
We know and love Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel as our ancestral foremothers. But beyond these imahot lies a rich world of biblical women’s stories to be explored. In this course, we will journey through Tanakh to discuss the women of the Hebrew Bible whose stories you may not know as well. Using both close reading of the biblical text and contemporary voices as our guides, we will see the ways these women’s stories offer continued insights for our own.
B. Tuesday Morning Talmud
Tuesdays at 9:00am
Jan. 5, 12, 26 Feb. 2, 9, 16 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 Make Up April 6 if needed
The Talmud teaches us how to argue from different points of view, how to consider multiple angles on any subject, and how to express values through legal language. We will be finishing a five year journey of studying 67 Sugyot Every Jew Should Know.
C. America and I, ed. Joyce Antler.
Mondays at 10:00am
Jan. 4, 11, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15 Mar. 1, 8, 15 22 Make Up April 5 if needed
Joan’s Class: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers.
We will study stories from Joyce Antler’s anthology, America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers.
Jan. 4: Seven Candles
Jan. 11: Missis Flinders
Jan. 25: Room in the World
Feb. 1: Second Blood
Feb. 8: Old Stock
Feb. 15: I Stand Here Ironing
Mar. 1: Zmira
Mar. 8: L’Olam and White Shell Woman
Mar. 15: Sour or Suntanned
Mar. 22: The Place
April 5: Make-up if needed