Sophisticated Literacy: Growing Readers of a Sacred Torah

Sophisticated Literacy: Growing Readers of a Sacred Torah
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Rabbi Jeremy Morrison, Ph.D.

Executive Director | Lehrhaus Judaica

So many of us today have learned the skills to read, to analyze, and to struggle with the classics of literature--yet, when we approach the texts of our tradition, our approaches to text are no more sop... See more

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'How to Read the Bible' Through History

The modern Bible is the product of translations and interpretations that span centuries. But a true understanding of its meaning should take into account its origins in Jewish culture, according to biblical scholar Marc Zvi Brettler, author of How to Read the Bible.

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Embracing Academic Torah Study: Modern Orthodoxy's Challenge - TheTorah.com

The study of biblical criticism cuts to the very meaning of the value system of Modern Orthodoxy, i.e. forging a distinctive synthesis of modern culture with traditional values. Siyum Shas, 5772 Mitzpeh Nevo, Maale Adumim, Israel. At Birkhat Moshe Yeshiva.

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Video: The Exodus and the Bible: What Was Known, What Was Remembered, What Was Forgotten - Biblical Archaeology Society

University of Arizona and Lycoming College scholar William Dever delivered the lecture ""The Exodus and the Bible: What Was Known, What Was Remembered, What Was Forgotten"" at the recent Out of Egypt: Israel's Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination conference hosted by Calit2's Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.

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Rabbi Jeremy  Morrison, Ph.D., 

Executive Director | Lehrhaus Judaica

Rabbi Jeremy Morrison is the Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, an organization that builds community through learning and ritual, throughout the Bay Area. Following his ordination in 2001 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Jeremy served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston for 15 years. Among other leadership roles at Temple Israel, Jeremy was the founding director of the Riverway Project, a nationally recognized outreach and engagement initiative for adults in their 20s and 30s, and was the synagogue’s Director of Education. He earned a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, in 2017. His dissertation focused on the use of metaphors in the Bible and in other ancient Near Eastern texts. A native of Boston, Jeremy now lives in Berkeley, CA.