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13:00
3 Modern Midrashim
Rabbi David Greenstein
13:30
16:00
Description:
Between the middle- to the late- 19th century three legends (midrashim) began circulating in the traditional Jewish world. It seemed that they were appearing for the first time, although they were considered ancient. Studying these texts in conjunction with classic sources, we will explore their fascinating pedigrees, the varied reactions to their surprise appearance, and consider what these "new" traditions tell us about the challenge of living as a Jew in the modern world.
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3 Modern Midrashim
Rabbi David Greenstein
13:30
16:00
Description:
Between the middle- to the late- 19th century three legends (midrashim) began circulating in the traditional Jewish world. It seemed that they were appearing for the first time, although they were considered ancient. Studying these texts in conjunction with classic sources, we will explore their fascinating pedigrees, the varied reactions to their surprise appearance, and consider what these "new" traditions tell us about the challenge of living as a Jew in the modern world.
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16:00
Advanced T’amei HaMikrah
Saralee Shrell-Fox
16:15
17:30
Description:
The Advanced T’amei HaMikrah Class invites those students who have already mastered Torah Reading and Haftarah, to move on to the Megillot! Come learn the T’amim, apply them to the text and take a recording of the trope back home with you. Participants will come away with the skills to already use in your communities following the CY Summer Session.
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Elements of the Halakhic System
Rabbi Joel Roth
16:15
17:30
Description:
The course will be a basic introduction to the fundamental elements which govern the functioning of the halakhic system. It will include discussion of the following topics: the concepts "de-oraita" and "de-rabbanan," their meaning, determination and relationship to each other; judicial discretion and precedent; the source and scope of rabbinic authority; rabbinic authority vis-à-vis matters de-oraita; custom; and patterns for change within halakhah.
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Advanced T’amei HaMikrah
Saralee Shrell-Fox
16:15
17:30
Description:
The Advanced T’amei HaMikrah Class invites those students who have already mastered Torah Reading and Haftarah, to move on to the Megillot! Come learn the T’amim, apply them to the text and take a recording of the trope back home with you. Participants will come away with the skills to already use in your communities following the CY Summer Session.
Required Texts:
Schedule:
Language:
Faculty:
Elements of the Halakhic System
Rabbi Joel Roth
16:15
17:30
Description:
The course will be a basic introduction to the fundamental elements which govern the functioning of the halakhic system. It will include discussion of the following topics: the concepts "de-oraita" and "de-rabbanan," their meaning, determination and relationship to each other; judicial discretion and precedent; the source and scope of rabbinic authority; rabbinic authority vis-à-vis matters de-oraita; custom; and patterns for change within halakhah.
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