Reading Midrash
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Introduction to Reading Midrash
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #01: What is Midrash? Welcome to “Reading Midrash Aggada”! In this class you will gain the tools necessary to study classical midrashic texts on your own.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Why Avraham
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #02: Vayikra Rabba 1:1 (Part 1 of 2) The literary form that perhaps most defines midrash aggada of the amoraic period (200-500 CE), and Vayikra Rabba in particular, is known as the petichta.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #02: Primary Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lectures 2 & 3 An English translation will follow the Hebrew.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Anxiety
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #03: Vayikra Rabba 1:1 (Part 2 of 2) The next section of the petichta advances both agendas, the interpretative and the ideological.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick "I Will Make You A Great Nation"
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #04: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture #4 Petichta verse.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #04: Vayikra Rabba 1:2 (Part 1 of 2) The second petichta in parasha 1 of Vayikra Rabba opens with a petichta verse from Hosea 14:8.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Abraham's Coin
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #05-06: Vayikra Rabba 1:3 – "AKA Moshe Rabbeinu” As we noted in the previous lecture, Vayikra Rabba 1:3 is, in fact, a continuation of the petichta that began in 1:2.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #05: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lectures 5 & 6 I General Statement of Method
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Souls
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Malkizedek
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #07: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 7 Vayikra Rabba 1:4
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #07: One Verse, Three Great Men: Vayikra Rabba 1:4 This section of Vayikra Rabba 1 presents another variation on the petichta form.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Trials
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Egypt
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #08: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 8 A - Interpreting Mishlei.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #08: Proverbial Midrash - Vayikra Rabba 1:5-6 In this lecture, we will study two short petichta'ot. These two passages are similar in that they both cite verses from Mishlei (Proverbs) as their petichta verses.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #09: Of Councilors and Kings: Three Parables and a Numerology With section seven, the Midrash begins to move away from presenting petichta’ot on the first verse of Vayikra toward a more general discussion of the opening verse of the book.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #09: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 9 The Lord Called Unto Moshe.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick History - War and the Jews
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #10: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 10 Vayikra Rabba 1:9
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #10: Between Sinai and the Mishkan Vayikra Rabba 1:9-12 Vayikra Rabba 1:9 is a short piece which continues the theme of Moshe’s greatness relative to other prophets.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick More War
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #11: Between Prophets and Prophets Vayikra Rabba 1:13 is an extended meditation on the difference between Jewish and Gentile prophets.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #11: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 11 Vayikra Rabba 1:13
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Brit - Introduction

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