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

Worship in synagogues, share Erev Shabbat meals and experience Shabbat

Gain new insights into biblical texts by studying Talmud, Midrash, and more with Jewish and Christian professors

Enjoy single ensuite accommodation at St Charles Hospice in the beautiful German Colony of Jerusalem

The book of Numbers includes many stories of the relationship of the people of Israel with God in the Wilderness: the murmurings at Taberah, complaints about manna, God’s Spirit resting on 70 elders, including Eldad and Medad, Miriam and Aaron speaking out against Moses, the spies, some of whom return from the Land with negative reports, Korah’s rebellion, and Aaron’s death.  In those stories and in the lesser-known sections of this book, we find instructions and indications of the challenges and gifts of the presence of God among this people who only recently emerged as a free people after a long period of slavery in Egypt. We will explore the theme of God’s presence in the Book of Numbers, examining Rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish methods of scriptural interpretation.  The three week Bat Kol  program includes approximately 50 hours of lectures, synagogue visits, Jewish and Christian liturgy, and excursions in Jerusalem and the Galilee.

 

Partial Bibliography:

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)
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BAT KOL INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH STUDIES, JERUSALEM
1983-2018
Jewish Studies for Christians using Jewish Sources in a Jewish Milieu
BOX 8030, JERUSALEM 9108001, ISRAEL
97(0)54-7342227     www.batkol.info
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