Topic: Philosophy, Torah

Shemot I artwork by Darius Gilmont

Focusing on some of the world’s most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (“70 Faces”) series highlights 70 text selections from the Jewish Bible Based on the tradition that Torah has “70 faces,” or ways to interpret and understand it. The curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study incorporating:

  • Modern and classical commentaries
  • Interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets
  • Key Hebrew vocabulary
  • Discussions of the real-life implications the stories have for us in our time

This course follows the development of the emerging Jewish nation from their awe-inspiring encounter at Sinai through the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. The high points of divine revelation are sharply contrasted against the lows of the Golden Calf incident and overarching sense of despair. The text addresses many of the laws and regulations that would later bring great meaning, purpose, and relevance to our lives.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 - Pharaoh’s Paranoia

Lesson 2 - Moshe's CV

Lesson 3 - The Burning Bush

Lesson 4 - Bridegroom of Blood

Lesson 5 - Off to a Tough Start

Lesson 6 - Hail: Profile of a Plague

Lesson 7 - The First Pesach

Lesson 8 - Into the Sea

Lesson 9 - Manna from Heaven

Lesson 10 - Amalek

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