Join us for an enlightening series on the Book of Genesis, published by OpenBook Press.

Each lesson is designed to immerse you in the profound narratives, historical contexts, and rich linguistic nuances of these ancient stories. 

Our goals for each topic include:

  • Uncovering Hidden Depths:
    We will highlight nuances and often overlooked intricate details of each story
  • Relevant Timelines, Maps, and Familial Charts:
    Enhance your understanding with visual aids such as timelines, maps, and charts that provide geographical and genealogical context.
  • Notable Translation Variance:
    Explore how different translations and lexical interpretations can offer new meanings and insights into the text.
  • Highlighting New Perspectives:
    Discover fresh perspectives that may challenge or expand your understanding of these familiar narratives.
  • Experience the vastness of Torah:
    Embrace the vast interpretative landscape of the Torah by examining at least two alternate interpretations for each narrative, showcasing the richness and diversity of Jewish thought.

Lesson One: Humans: Their Creation and Failings
From Divine Image to Human Frailty
Explore the creation of the first humans, their failings, and pivotal events leading to the Great Flood and the Tower of Babel.

Lesson Two: The Birth of a Nation
Isaac's Miraculous Arrival and a Test of Faith
Delve into the miraculous birth of Isaac and the profound story of his binding, key events in the formation of the Israelite nation.

Lesson Three: Siblings: Their Love and Rivalry
Brotherly Bonds and Betrayals
Examine the complex relationships between Esau and Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, and the defense of their sister Dina’s dignity.

Lesson Four: Curious Relationships
Entanglements and Ethical Dilemmas
Investigate the fascinating and sometimes perplexing relationships within Jacob's family, including his marriages, family intrigues, and significant encounters.

Each lesson promises a comprehensive and engaging exploration of a section of Genesis, designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of these foundational biblical stories.
Join us and discover the timeless wisdom and enduring relevance of the Torah.

4 Mondays In July: Monday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Main library on Goodwood.
Those who register will have access to a zoom of the class and recordings. 

Course Fee: $75 | Scholarship rate: $45
Bring a friend/spouse and each save 10% $135
Book is not included. Retail: $79.95. Group Purchase: $65 


About the book we're using:

This exquisitely designed edition of the first book of the Bible features a new foundational English translation, an anthology of commentaries representing the full spectrum of Jewish learning spanning 33 centuries, and an abundance of illustrations, maps, and infographics.

Never before has the English reader been given direct, unmediated access to this wealth of moral, legal, philosophical, mystical, and psychological wisdom and guidance.

July 15th, 2024 11:00 AM
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Main Library At Goodwood
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
United States
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