Rabbi-in-Residence Douglas Krantz is teaching adults about the Old Testament at 12:00 p.m. in Crypt Hall.
Dec. 1, CREATION,
Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
Rabbis, we learned, make their own comments about the Torah, and study the collected comments of other rabbis, all the multiple interpretations. Creation is the great gift. When the Book of Genesis was first written, the world was a darker place. There was no lights at night other than the moon, stars, and fire. Genesis begins with a celebration of light, order, and beauty. God created and we, too, create. We are called upon to be guardians of creation. Fear and awe are related terms. In Hebrew, Rabbi Krantz noted, the days of the week are numbered, not named, all except the last, the Sabbath. At one point, he quoted from Hope Jahren’s book, Lab Girl, a quote about the miracle of seeds, that the odds of most seeds growing to maturity is a million-to-one.
Dec. 8, GARDEN OF EDEN, Genesis 2:4 – 3:24
Dec. 15, LAWS, Exodus 20:1 – 21:37.
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