Wisdom from the Wilderness: A Tikvah Parsha Project
This seminar, a first for Tikvah Online Academy, will help prepare Bar/Bat Mitzvah candidates and other curious students to gain a better understanding of three narratively rich parshiot from the book of Bamidbar: Be’Haalotecha, Shelach, and Korach. Students will see the continuities and connections within and across these three sections of the Torah, including the travels and constant complaining in the desert, the sin of the spies, and Korach’s rebellion against Moses’ authority, with an emphasis of the thematic and stylistic commonalities presented to careful readers of these parshiot. By presenting both the Big Picture and the closer textual elements found in these biblical narratives, this seminar will help students organize their thoughts so they can themselves present their Parsha is an interesting, even compelling, fashion to family, friends, and congregants.
Shira Schiowitz is a Tanach teacher at SAR High School where she also serves as co-director of professional development. She has taught Tanach at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School where she also chaired the Tanach department. She served as Assistant Dean of Lamdeinu in Teaneck’s first year, working on Lamdeinu’s opening. Shira is rebbetzin of the Shaare Tefillah community where she and her husband have served for the past 16 years. She received her Masters in Bible at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School.
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Tikvah aims to make all of our courses available to as many qualified students as possible. In the event that Tikvah needs to add additional sections, this course may be taught by a different faculty member with a similarly high level of expertise.