What is Torah? Fridays 10:30AM - 11:45AM Starting June 7 (Eight weeks)
To study Torah is to confront and consume all of Jewish religious literature. In its narrower meaning, Torah is the scroll of the Pentateuch (the Five Books of Moses). Who wrote the Torah? How is it made? How are its words chanted and pronounced? What is its mystique? Why hand-written? Why so many interpretations and commentary? This course will examine the history of the Torah with all its mysterious facets as well as its integral status in Judaism. Instructor: Marden Paru: fee $70.