This will be our 6th year!
We hope you will join us! All men are welcome. If you enjoy our meetings, please let your Temple friends know and invite them to join us.
At each meeting, Dan Endy will seed the conversation with interesting and educational information followed by an open discussion. Every meeting is held on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 11 at the Temple, usually in classroom #4.
This year, we will examine the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) through the lens of biblical Midrash (interpretation or commentary). There are many wonderful Midrashim for the amazing stories of the Tanakh which is made up of the Torah (the 5 Books of Moses), the Nevi-im (the Prophets), and the Ketuvim (the Writings).
This year, we are encouraging you all to bring your own Midrashim for any of the many amazing and mysterious stories in the Tanakh.
Sept 23 – God at the Movies – Revisited!
Each year, by popular demand, we start by taking a look at how God and religion are portrayed at the movies.
Oct 14 – The History of Midrash
An overview of the rich and deep history of Midrash, the interpretation of biblical stories.
Nov 18 – Midrashim of Genesis
The creation, the garden of Eden, the fall, the flood, Abraham and his descendants.
Dec 16 – Midrashim of Exodus
Our time in Egypt, the plagues, Passover, the exodus, the 10 Commandments, and building the Tabernacle.
Jan 13 – Midrashim of Leviticus
The laws, the Covenant, and the practices of sanctification and sacrificial offerings.
Feb 24 – Midrashim of Numbers
The preparation to enter the promised land, disobedience, punishment, 40 years in the desert, the exile of Moses, the appointment of Joshua as leader of the Israelites, battling for the promised land.
Mar 24 – Midrashim of Deuteronomy
The second iteration of the 10 Commandments, a retelling of Jewish history, principles for living in accord with God’s laws. Transition to Joshua from Moses, and the death of Moses.
Apr 14 – Midrashim of the Nevi’im (the Prophets) or Haftarah
Including Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings; and the Latter Prophets (Nevi’im Aharonim) including the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and The Twelve minor prophets.
May 5 – Midrashim of the Ketuvim (the Writings)
Songs, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, and Chronicles.