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

Shabbat Va-Yeira - October 26-27 - 18 Cheshvan

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, October 27, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we examine the the possible reasons for God testing Abraham with the Binding of Isaac from the Commentator’s Bible edited by Michael Carasik, and the “The Beginning of Desire”, by Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg.

The Commentator's Bible - Akeidah - Gen 22 1 - 14

Gottlieb Zornberg - Va-Yeira - Part 1

Shabbat B'reisheet - October 5-6 - 27 Tishrei

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, October 6, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we examine the opening words of Genesis in great depth, using both the classical medieval and renaissance commentators, and the central mystical text of Judaism, the Zohar..

The Commentator's Bible - Ki Tissa - Moses and God

Daniel Matt Zohar - B’reisheet - 1:1

Simple Zohar on B’reisheet

Shabbat Sukkot - September 28-29 - 20 Tishrei

Torah Study this Shabbat
Saturday, September 29, 9:15 AM
Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.

This week we discuss the encounter between God and Moses on Mount Sinai, part of the special reading in Exodus for Shabbat during Sukkot.

Our discussion text comes from Aviva Gottlieb Zornerg’s The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, with supporting texts from Michael Carasik's The Commentator's Bible..

Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg - Ki Tissa - Moses and God

The Commentator's Bible - Ki Tissa - Moses and God