Shabbat Torah Study

with Janice Colmar Michaelis

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Janice Colmar Michaelis has led Torah study at B'nai Shalom one Saturday morning a month for 20 years. This year, she will introduce a new source of insight into the discussion: the commentaries of Rabbi Don Isaac ben Judah Abravanel.

Born in Lisbon in 1437, Abravanel was a towering figure in both the Portuguese and Spanish courts, using his brilliance as a financier and diplomat to protect the Jews in both countries as best he could. As the class uses Abravanel's questions and answers about the parshayot under consideration, they will also learn about his life, and the lives of affluent and influential Jews at the end of the Golden Age of Spain until their expulsion in 1492. All are welcome to participate in this fascinating demonstration of how Torah is renewed in every age.

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
September 14 - Ki Tetzei
November 2 - Noah
November 30 - Tol'dot
December 14 - Va-yishlach
January 18 - Sh'mot
February 15 - Yitro
March 28 - Va-yikra
May 2 - Acharei Mot/K'doshim
June 13 - B'ha'alot'kha