Topic: Philosophy, Torah
Duration: 8-10 sessions

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 brings us the Egyptian narrative of our people from “Pharoah’s Paranoia” and “Moshe’s CV” to the dramatic story of our rescue, and survival in the wilderness during “Into the Sea” and “Manna from Heaven.” Leadership, bravery, faith, and doubt define some of the critical moments in these texts and offer us a rich backdrop for challenging our own assumptions.

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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