The story of the Garden of Eden, with man and woman’s Creation, sin, confrontation with God, punishment, and exile constitutes an archetypal prototype for us to understand the essentials of human existence. Our course will dive deep into the text, the ideas, and the commentaries, and we will also remember to ask the most basic, yet ignored questions, like, “What is up with a talking snake?”
About the Educator Rachel Hershberg
Rachel Hershberg just loves learning and teaching Tanakh and Jewish philosophy. Originally from Palo Alto, California, she graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in World Religions. A recent participant in the Eshkolot and Lapidot Fellowships, she has taught at She'arim College of Jewish Studies for Women and Amudim Seminary, and is co-director of the Women's Online Beit Midrash. She is married +4 and lives in Beit Shemesh.
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