Melton Graduate: Vayikra

January 24, 2019 - 9:15 am

 Melton Graduate Course: Vayikra (Leviticus) – A Call to Holiness

Thursdays | beginning October 18 | 9:15 - 10:30 am | Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center | 10 sessions
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Chosen by the Rabbinic sages as the first book to initiate children to Bible learning, contemporary readers often perceived Vayikra as inaccessible. Yet, embedded in the laws that focus on the prescribed sacrificial practices, laws of ritual impurity and purity, and the pursuit of holiness are messages and values that have relevance to the universal condition. In our study of Vayikra, we will examine themes including the role of rituals, responding to tragedy, confronting birth and parenthood, seeking forgiveness, balancing the place of the individual and the community, bringing sanctity into one’s daily life, and more. Through a textual study of selected passages, this course uncovers the depth and wisdom of the third book of the Torah and reveals its enduring messages that touch our lives to this very day.

This class has reached capacity. Please email melton@pasyn.org to be added to the wait list.