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Midreshet Hakerem        מדרשת הכרם

Midreshet HaKerem is a joint project of Kehilat HaKerem and Midreshet  Schechter, which is an affiliate of the Shechter Institute of Jewish Studies In Jerusalem.  

Since the early 1990s, the Schechter Institute has offered courses in Jewish studies to immigrants from Russia. Today, Midreshet Schechter offers courses in Judaism to the general public in Israel and abroad.
 
These courses are based on study of the sources and an examination of the meanings and values implied by them, from a critical historical point of view.
 

Midreshet Hakerem

Spring Semester 2022

 

COURSE in English runs from 23 February - 22nd June 2022

Lectures will begin at 18:15 and end at 20:30.

Courses will be held in Kehilat Hakerem, and on Zoom (hybrid).

All lessons will be recorded and will be available to registrants on YouTube

We will be guided by Ministry of Health Green Passport guidelines in class.
 
 See below for details of how to register and pay
 


 
   

Course of 12 weekly meetings 

Wednesdays starting on 23 February 2022
 
'Abraham, Our Father': 
The Image of the Patriarch in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions

Lead Lecturer: Rabbi Avi Kadish
 
Abraham plays a central role in the philosophies and beliefs of the three major
monotheistic traditions.

In this course we will explore the biblical image of Avraham and learn and compare how he is perceived in Jewish sources, in the Christian bible and in the Koran. How does Abraham divide us? Can he unite us?‎
 
 

Lesson

Date

Subject

 

 

  Introduction: The Biblical Image of Abraham

1.

23/02

   Genesis: Background, Calling, Trials and Disappointments

2.

02/03

  Genesis: The Latter Trials and Final Days of Abraham

  1.  

09/03

Abraham in the Christian Tradition - Guest Lecturer: Raed Makhouli
 
 

 

Abraham as a Believer: The Midrash versus the New Testament

4.

23/03

  Divine Choice, Blessing, Calling and Commandment
  in Jewish ‎and Christian Interpretation

5.

30/03

  Commandments versus Gospel

6.

06/04

   Did Abraham Seek God or Discover God?‎  

 

 

Abraham and Humanity

7.

11/05

The Last Trial: The “Binding of Isaac” or the “Sacrifice of Isaac” ‎or an act of Islam? (1)‎

8.

18/05

The Last Trial: The “Binding of Isaac” or the “Sacrifice of Isaac” ‎or an act of Islam? (2)‎

9.

25/05

Abraham in the Muslim Tradition
Guest Lecturer: Sheikh Amad AladinAhmadiyya Community Haifa 

 

 

 

10.

01/06

   Abraham of the Religions: Inclusive or Exclusive?‎

   
 
11. 08/06

Abraham in the Christian Tradition
Guest Lecturer: Azar Ajaj, Church Elder Nazareth Baptist Church, Principal and Lecturer Nazareth Evangelical College
12.
 
23/6
 
 Panel: From a Conflict of Inheritance to the Abraham Accords
 

 
 
 

 
 
Registration and Payment
120‎ Full course – members‏ ‏of Kehilat Hakerem
240‎ Full course – non-members
30‎ Single class – members‏ ‏of Kehilat Hakerem
60‎ Single class – non-members
25%‎ Discount for in-class participation
50%‎ Discount for second course and/or spouse
  Please note that only one discount may be chosen
Means of Payment
11-174-2036861 Bank Transfer
  Check‏:‏‎ deposit in Treasurer’s box
055-6671593‎ Bit and Paybox
Kehilat Hakerem Karmiel Beneficiary in all cases:‎
Registration
 
Link to the registration form for new Midreshet Hakerem registrants:
 
https://www.cognitoforms.com/קהילתהכרםבכרמיאל/RegistrationForm
 
If you have registered in the online system before – please use your personal registration link
   
midrasha@hakerem.net 052-2693758  For further information:

 

 

    
Kehilat Hakerem Karmiel
The Masorti Congregation of Karmiel

Spitzer Center, 4 Sheizaf  St,
POB 568, Karmiel 2161402

קהילת הכרם כרמיאל
הקהילה המסורתית של כרמיאל
 
Telefax: 972-4-9582613 
 
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