Taking a Scissor to the Bible Midrash and the Making of Memory

Learning with Rabbi Jane Kanarek - Tuesdays at 12:30PM in November

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For the ancient rabbis, midrash was a tool to create memory. It helped them to transform the bible into a living text of stories and laws that both taught about the past and transformed the past for the present. In this class, we will learn about the ways in which midrash divides the bible into letters, words, and verses and re-makes it into a collage of texts. We will study biblical stories about our ancestors and see the ways in which midrash remakes these texts. And we will literally take our own scissors to the bible to imagine our own memories.

A fascinating class with one of our area's most engaging teachers, Rabbi Jane Kanarek, Assistant Professor of Rabbinics at Hebrew College.

Tuesdays, November 9, 16, & 23; 12:30-2:00PM

$90 for all 3 classes, or $36/class. Payable in advance or at the door. Takes place at Mayyim Hayyim.