Berkeley Starts March 7 |Register here for all sessions

Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for a continuation of his series that explores how to make the Bible more relevant to modern day Jews. Prophecy and Wisdom Literature is being offered starting Thu., March 7 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley and starting Wed., May 1 at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael. Leviticus and Deuteronomy takes place at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco starting Tuesday, April 9. Newcomers are welcome.

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. 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.