Survey of Midrashic Literature – Rabbi Dr. Allan Kensky  | Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CT (online)

In this course we will be introduced to the major works of Rabbinic Midrash and will examine the place of Midrash in the rabbinic canon. We will study key Midrashic passages in Hebrew, with an eye to acquiring the tools to unlock Midrashic texts on our own. We will explore Midrashic themes and gain an appreciation of Midrash as a source for religious meaning and inspiration for our day.   

Text: James L. Kugel, The Bible as It Was, plus articles to be assigned.