Everything you wanted to know about Midrash (But were Afraid to Ask)

New In Person course with Esther Lapian. Tuesdays, 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting Feb 21st, 2023.

Tuesday, 21/02/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, 28/02/2023
Tuesday, 14/03/2023
Tuesday, 21/03/2023
Tuesday, 28/03/2023
Tuesday, 18/04/2023
Tuesday, 02/05/2023
Tuesday, 09/05/2023
Tuesday, 16/05/2023
Tuesday, 23/05/2023
In person at Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

The Rabbis didn’t write a treatise on beliefs; instead they wrote Midrash. What is Midrash, really? Hundreds of fanciful stories, often incomprehensible allegories,
and unexpected commentaries woven throughout the Talmud, seemingly in order to fathom the meaning of biblical texts. But is that what Midrash is really doing, or does it have other agendas?

How are we meant to understand this myriad of midrashim? How can Midrash translate into our lives today?

In this course, we will read fascinating and fun midrashim, examining them from psychological, literary, and theological perspectives


ILS 650 ($200*) for 10 classes

*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment

10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to start of course – 100% refund or 100% credit for another course.

Following one class – 90% refund or 100% credit for another course (except for fieldtrip courses where only a 75% refund will be given after one meeting).

No cancellation after 2 classes (in special cases, e.g. illness, a credit will be given for another course).


Details of meeting place for in-person courses will be sent one week before the start of classes.

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