Parshanut Hamikra: Understanding how Bible Commentary Works
This course will explore the minds of the great Bible commentators, to understand not only what they say, but why. The goal is to become better readers of Tanach, with a heightened appreciation for the methodology of the parshanim.
About the Educator Simi Peters
Simi Peters teaches Tanakh, Midrash, and Parshanut (Biblical Exegesis) at Nishmat and Matan in Jerusalem, as well as lecturing on these topics internationally. The author of Learning to Read Midrash (Urim Publications), Simi has been involved in adult Jewish education, educational consulting, and teacher education since making aliya 40 years ago. She specializes in providing access to a wide variety of classic Jewish texts for students at all levels of Jewish literacy and experience. Simi has a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the Graduate Center of CUNY, and is an alumna of the prestigious Jerusalem Fellows program.
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