Oct

15 2013

Beth Am MIDRASH AND THE BINDING OF ISAAC/Continuing Ed

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Beth Am 2030 W. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
813-968-8511 admin@bethamtampa.org

Contact Rabbi Jason Rosenberg
813-968-8511
rabbirosenberg@bethamtampa.org

Tuesdays Oct 15, 22, 29 Nov 5, 12 • 7:30 pm
Midrash is an ancient form of interpreting the Torah, usually through creative storytelling. Maybe more than any other way, Midrash is how the rabbis have made the Torah come alive and continue to offer us guidance and wisdom.
We'll focus on one story — Abraham's binding and near sacrifice of his son, Isaac — to see how wide-ranging rabbinic interpretation and Midrash can be. Our ancient sages’ struggles with this difficult story will help us understand how we can approach and understand our sacred texts.