EXPLORING A FORGOTTEN WORLD: The Cairo Genizah

Description

NEW Melton Scholars class.*

Location

ONLINE

Date & Time

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm October 14 - January 6

The discovery of the Cairo Genizah was one of the greatest Jewish treasures ever found.

*A NEW curriculum from the Melton School 

Course Description :

This intriguing course reveals how a collection of worn-out scraps, fragments of texts and other manuscripts and documents more than 1,000 years old can shed light an otherwise hidden era of history. Participants will learn the story of the discovery of the Cairo Genizah, and examine a selected collection of its contexts, representative of its numerous historical and literary treasures. 

Exploring a Forgotten World empowers learners to see themselves not only as curious investigators of the past, looking into the lives of those who lived hundreds of years ago, but also as Jews and human beings seeking enduring insights and inspiration that will resonate with them in their own contemporary lives. The words of those whose thoughts, beliefs, and concerns have been preserved in these ancient parchments bring these real people into the classroom, their voices blending together with those of the learners in a quest to discern the ageless relevance found in the ancient teachings and practices of the Jewish people.

Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
 
Click the image below to hear more about the course from Rabbi Dr. Weissberg!
 
This course is part of The Rachel Wasserman Scholars Curriculum of the Melton School. The Scholars Curriculum takes students on a journey of deep examination of Jewish texts. and invites students to lend their voices to the ageless pursuit of Jewish wisdom.
 
About the Instructor:
 

Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg is the former Director of the Leo Martin March of the Living in Miami-Dade and in Boca Raton. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and offers courses at various South Florida universities and schools. Leon has been teaching Melton courses for the past 32 years, developing a fan base and following wherever he goes.
 
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