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Why were the Books of the Maccabees excluded from the Jewish Bible?Explore that question, and then review what makes Tanakh our mostcentral religious text.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
A careful analysis between Samuel-Kings and Chronicles enables us to get behind the scenes at how these prophetic books were written and their underlying messages.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
The beginning of the Second Temple era (538-432 BCE) stoked great hopes for redemption, but also gave reason for concern and despair. How did the great leaders of this era provide meaningful ways forward during this complex period?โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Kohelet made many rabbinic thinkers nervous about the religious lessons of the book. In this lecture, we explore what makes Kohelet unique within the biblical tapestry, and what voice it contributes to a thoughtful religious life.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
A consideration of how the alphabetical poetic structure contains a valuable interpretive tool as Lamentations grapples with a relationship with God at Israel's darkest moment in the biblical period.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
By imposing selected Midrashim onto the biblical text, many yeshiva-educated students have a difficult time seeing what is in the text itself. This lecture begins by unpacking the messages of the text itself, and then demonstrates how the Sages of the Midrash identified all of these lessons by working from within the text. You will never read the M…
An exploration of two different readings of the Book of Ruth, which both fit the text perfectly. Are the characters pure and excellent, or are they more complex?โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
An overview of Rabbi Yuval Cherlow's remarkable book on the Song of Songs, exploring the complexities of religious experience through an understanding of human love. Sources available on our site:โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
The courageous Book of Job addresses the problem of bad thingshappening to good people. A literary analysis of the book coupled withits primary religious messages. Sources available on our Online Learning page.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
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:โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
How praying can transform the person praying, and how psalms can contain multiple meanings simultaneously and over time.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Exploration of the evidence within Psalms, and rabbinic commentary. The traditional view is far more complex than what many portray it to beโดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
23: Haggai and Zechariah convey the pulsating potential for redemption at the beginning of the Second Temple period.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
22: How each seventh century prophet reacted to the impending destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
21: A study of two eighth century prophets of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and how different their messages were. Sources available:โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
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.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Ezekiel allows God's personality to shine through. The book portrays exile and redemption in terms of God's being driven from the Temple and then returned to a new Temple in the future.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
The prophet Ezekiel stands out from all the other prophets in that he receives prophetically revealed laws and also regularly experiences the Celetial Chariot. In this class, we explore the roots of his uniqueness, focusing on how he merged his roles as prophet and priest.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
An exploration of the turning points of Jeremiah's career, and how his prophecies of redemption gave Israel hope through its darkest period.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
How Jeremiah used two great innovations to zero in on the essence of prophecy as he attempted to debunk his fraudulent competitors.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Overview of the entire period of Jeremiah, and a look at his prophetic initiation and early messages of repentance to the nation.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
After the miraculous salvation of Jerusalem, why wasn't Hezekiah fit to be the messianic king? An exploration of halakhic faith versus prophetic faith and how these two dimensions created conflict between the prophet Isaiah and the righteous King Hezekiah.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Rabbi Hayyim Angel explores the powerful debates in tradition regarding how literally one must take the Bible in regard to faith-science, history, and the overall reasonableness of the Bible. He then attempts to navigate a middle ground to bring the camps further together.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
King Ahaz makes a colossal error by becoming a vassal of Assyria. Despite the imminent darkness that will befall the nation, Isaiah's prophecies transform into light with the advent of the next king, the righteous Hezekiah. Redemption could come.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
How the lessons from Solomon's reign permeate the Book of Kings and create a coherent prophetic message. Source sheet available on our Online Learning pageโดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
When one reads the Solomon narratives, it appears that he achieved a Golden Age and then crashed at the end. Once we know about the crash, however, we can see cracks in Solomon's reign throughout the narrative.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Are the prophets always in sync with God? An exploration of the views of God, Samuel and the people regarding the institution of monarchy in Israel.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Gideon's unique combination of traits and conflicts over becoming king establish him as the fitting heir to the leadership of Othniel, Ehud, and Deborah; while also paving the way to the more negative second half of the Book of Judges.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
The Book of Joshua appears to be a biblical Golden Age, and the Book of Judges is a biblical Dark Age. But a closer look reveals that the connection between the two books is deeper than we had thought.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
Certain passages in the Book of Joshua appear to have been positioned out of chronological sequence. How do these anomalies point to the most important lessons of the book?โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
An exploration of Joshua's leadership development in the Torah, with midrashic explanations that elucidate his remarkable combination of character traits that enabled him to be an exceptionally effective leader.โดย Rabbi Hayyim Angel
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