5-26 July 2020
Don’t miss this opportunity to attend our unique intensive study program in Jerusalem!
Encounter the Land, the Book and the People in a new and exciting way!
Walk the Land, Jerusalem, the Galilee, the Desert
Gain new insights into biblical texts by studying Talmud, Midrash, and more with Jewish and Christian professors
Worship in synagogues, share Erev Shabbat meals and experience Shabbat.
The book of Deuteronomy is framed as Moses’ farewell speech to the People of Israel just before they enter the Promised Land. The program is based on the teaching of the Church that seeks on the Judaism and Jewish Tradition a better understanding of herself. We will examine the narratives, speeches, and laws in this book, using a variety of Jewish methodologies of interpretation, by rabbinic literature, medieval commentaries, mystical approaches, and modern critical approaches. The three weeks of the program includes approximately 50 hours of lectures on Deuteronomy, Hebrew language, and Jewish prayer, as well as synagogue visits and excursions in Jerusalem and the Galilee.
Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Andrea L. Weiss, eds. The Torah: A Women’s Commentary (New York, URJ Press, 2008); Nehama Leibowitz, Studies in Bamidbar/Numbers (WZO, 1980); Jacob Milgrom, The JPS Torah Commentary, Numbers (Philadelphia and New York: Jewish Publication Society, 1990); Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary (New York: Jewish Publication Society, 2001)
The fee of $3,950 US includes:
- Pre-study material;
- Full board throughout the program;
- Selected books;
- Travel for site visits and cost of admissions.
TAKE THE PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT WITH AGREEMENT FROM YOUR COLLEGE (FEE $250 US)
EXPECT A BLESSING!