Shabbat M'tzora - April 12-13 - 8 Nisan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, April 13, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Bodily discharges and moldy buildings - making the ancient relevant every week via Torah Study that takes us from the Biblical to the Contemporary. We are up to this week’s challenge!

The Commentator's Bible - M’tzora - Lev 15

Women’s Torah Commentary - M’tzora - Rabbi Geller

Shabbat Tzav - March 22-23 - 16 Adar II

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, March 23, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

Message and Messenger in the offerings of the Priesthood, supporting texts, and maybe the Book of Esther - plenty to choose from this Shabbat at Torah Study at TBZ!

The Commentator's Bible - Tzav Opening

Women’s Torah Commentary - Tzav - Rabbi Magidovitch Green

Leibovitz - Tzav 1 - Sefer ha-Chinuch

Gottlieb Zornberg - Ester 1

Shabbat Va-Yeishev - November 30 - December 1 - 23 Kislev

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, December 1, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

“Jacob settled…” led to problems with Joseph. Rashi’s explanation by story-telling led to arguments with his grandson RaShbaM. Torah led to Midrash and Talmud and Commentary and Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg!

The Commentator's Bible - Jacob Settled - Gen 37 1 - 14

Babylonian Talmud Brachot 28B - Steinsaltz

Gottlieb Zornberg - Va-Yeishev Part 1

Breisheet Rabbah 84 1-3

Shabbat Va-Yeitzei - November 16-17 - 9 Kislev

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, November 17, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we look at the selective breeding that Jacob does with sheep and goats and see that even more than 2,500 years before Darwin, the Torah observed evolutionary biology in action.

The Commentator's Bible - Jacob breeds sheep - Gen 30 31 - 31 13

Roughgarden - Species Change in the Bible

Shabbat Chayei Sarah - November 2-3 - 25 Cheshvan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, November 3, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we examine the circumstances of Sarah’s death, as explored in our traditional commentators, and in the “The Beginning of Desire”, by Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg.

The Commentator's Bible - Death of Sarah - Gen 22 19 - 23 9

Gottlieb Zornberg - Chayei Sarah - Part 1