Category Archives: Changing Notions of Torah

Ever Relevant

Zoe Jick
May 4, 2012

I have never studied Torah. For all my years of Jewish education, this essential element of Judaism has somehow eluded me. Perhaps my gaping hole of knowledge comes from personal choices- opting out of text based electives during Hebrew school, for example. Perhaps the void stems from systematic choices, wherein my day school teachers veered More »

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You have always known Torah

Rachel Petroff Kessler
May 1, 2012

“Is that story true?” That is what my students always wanted to know. Did the sea really part? Did God really speak to Abraham? Did Adam and Eve really eat fruit and end up banished from the Garden? And never was my class of six year olds more incredulous than after hearing the midrash that More »

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