Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh will lead 10-week Melton course


Lisa Mandel

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh will teach a 10-week Melton course on the second half of Bereshit/Genesis beginning June 10. 

This course is the second in Melton’s Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series, a seven-course journey through the books of the Torah. This is the perfect first course for those who have never studied with Melton before and a great next step for those who have taken Melton’s core curriculum. 

Classes take place on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning June 10. This course will be taught on Zoom. Tuition is $295. Scholarships are available. Learn more and register at www.testl.org/melton. For questions, contact Emily Cohen, [email protected]. 

Focusing our attention on some of the world’s oldest and most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series highlights 70-text selections from the Jewish Bible. Based on the tradition that the Torah has 70 ways of interpreting and understanding it, this curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study utilizing:

• Modern and classical commentaries. 

• Textual interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets

• Opportunities to learn key Hebrew vocabulary in the context of the story

• Discussions on the real-life implications of the story’s contemporary relevancy

The narrative of this course follows the development of the first Jewish family from the birth of two nations through great wrongdoings and reunions, to the renowned blessing of the grandchildren. Stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with angels, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation, provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia.