NEW Melton Scholars class.*
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