Parsha in Present Tense: Enriching Commentary for Contemporary Issues

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Rabbanit Karen Miller Jackson

Subject: Philosophy Semester Course

Dates and Days: Tuesday
ט' באדר ב' תשפ"ד -י"ד בסיוון תשפ"ד
02.18.2024 - 06.20.2024

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Where: Hybrid course -Zoom And In-person At Matan HaSharon - 4 HaPalmach, Raanana

Price: 580 NIS

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Course Description

Using the weekly parsha as a framework, we will explore how deep reading of classical biblical commentaries provides enriching analysis of Torah and lasting

relevance for issues in contemporary life. Sources will range from midrash to medieval exegesis to modern thinkers on topics such as: well-being, social responsibility, women in Judaism, Zionism and more.

About the Educator Rabbanit Karen Miller Jackson

is in the second cohort of the Kitvuni Fellowship. She is writing a commentary on the first half of Talmud Berakhot. She is a graduate of the Morot L’Halakha Program at Matan HaSharon and a lecturer at Matan. Karen has an MA in Rabbinic Literature from NYU. She is the creator of the #PowerParsha and the founder of Kivun l’Sherut, a pre-army/sherut leumi guidance program for religious girls. Karen is also a podcast host and lectures at a number of women’s Torah institutes.

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