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Join Rabbi Jeremy Morrison for his series that explores how to make the Bible more relevant to modern day Jews. The parts may be taken in any order.

Leviticus and Deuteronomy | Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco | starts Tue, April 9.

Genesis and Exodus | Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Franciscostarts Thu, April 11

Prophecy and Wisdom Literature | Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael | starts Wed, May 1

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To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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