Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco | Tue, Oct 16 – Nov 6
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | Thu, Oct 25 – Nov 15

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison to help make the Bible feel more accessible and relevant to you. To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. Check out Rabbi Morrison’s ELI Talk video: Sophisticated Literacy: Growing Readers of a Sacred Torah. 

This course will explore methods for reading the Bible that are central to liberal Judaism’s orientations to reading sacred texts, but are not frequently utilized in synagogue settings. We will discuss myth and metaphor and the Bible’s literary history in order to uncover the ancient meanings of several of the Bible’s classic narratives and its law codes, and to determine their relevance to modern day Jews and the world in which we live.