How many times have you heard explanations of why sometimes God hardens Pharoah’s heart and sometimes Pharaoh hardens his own heart? This class will offer you a framework to answer that question without resort to either philosophy or theology. If that possibility appeals to you, then please join in our study of Exodus 1-20. Students are encouraged to study the texts with a partner before class, following a set of guided questions. While this approach demands more commitment than many Adult Ed classes, it also offers the reward of deeper mastery. In the first four classes we will focus on untangling the multiple stories of the burning bush, the plagues, the crossing of the sea and the Ten Commandments. In a fifth and final class, we will consider the implications for how we understood Torah and our relationship to it.
Herb Levine loves teaching Jewish Studies to adults. He was trained as a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and taught courses in the Bible as literature and its impact on later literature. He previously taught Mussar as a KH adult ed. offering.
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