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
How praying can transform the person praying, and how psalms can contain multiple meanings simultaneously and over time.
Exploration of the evidence within Psalms, and rabbinic commentary. The traditional view is far more complex than what many portray it to be
24: Joel and Malachi anticipate the end of prophecy and pave the way for religious life in the era lacking prophecy.
23: Haggai and Zechariah convey the pulsating potential for redemption at the beginning of the Second Temple period.
22: How each seventh century prophet reacted to the impending destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians.
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
Why did Jonah flee God's command? This class explores four classical answers and then proposes a novel alternative.
Ezekiel's unique prophetic mission generates unique prophecies of redemption as well.