#27 Proverbs: The Simplest Book in Tanakh?

February 6, 2017

An overview of the Book of Proverbs. It presents a simple, pure faith perspective, to be complemented by the more complex perspectives in the Books of Job and Kohelet. Sources available on our site: https://www.jewishideas.org/online-learning/classes-lectures

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Lecture 3: King Ahab: Did He Do Something Right?

January 15, 2017

Sources are available at our Online Learning page.

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#26 Psalms #2: Tehillim in Transition: How Prayers Transform

December 22, 2016

How praying can transform the person praying, and how psalms can contain multiple meanings simultaneously and over time.

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#25 Psalms #1: Who Wrote the Psalms? Controversy and Confusion Regarding Authorship

December 15, 2016

Exploration of the evidence within Psalms, and rabbinic commentary. The traditional view is far more complex than what many portray it to be

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#24 Twelve Prophets #5: Joel-Malachi: The End of Prophecy

December 15, 2016

24: Joel and Malachi anticipate the end of prophecy and pave the way for religious life in the era lacking prophecy.

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#23 Twelve Prophets #4: Haggai-Zechariah: Sixth Century Prophets

December 15, 2016

23: Haggai and Zechariah convey the pulsating potential for redemption at the beginning of the Second Temple period.

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#22 Twelve Prophets #3: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Obadiah: Seventh Century Prophets

December 15, 2016

22: How each seventh century prophet reacted to the impending destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians.

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#21 Twelve Prophets #2: Hosea-Amos: Eighth Century Northern Prophets

December 15, 2016

21: A study of two eighth century prophets of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and how different their messages were. Sources available:https://www.jewishideas.org/online-learning/classes-lectures

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#20 Twelve Prophets #1: The Enigmatic Book of Jonah

June 2, 2016

Why did Jonah flee God's command? This class explores four classical answers and then proposes a novel alternative.

This concludes our series until the Fall.
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#19 Ezekiel #3: Ezekiel’s Prophecies of Redemption

May 26, 2016


Ezekiel's unique prophetic mission generates unique prophecies of redemption as well.

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