Reading Midrash
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Brit Mila
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #12: Mirror Images Vayikra Rabba 1:14-15 Section 13 of Vayikra Rabba, which we examined in the last lecture, detailed the differences between Jewish and Gentile prophecy. Now, the midrash in section 14 turns to discuss the difference between Moshe’s prophecy and that of other prophets.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #12: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 12 Vayikra Rabba 1:14-15
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #13: Vayikra Rabba 3:1 “A Fistful of Torah ... for a Few Shekels More” This class begins our study of Vayikra Rabba parasha 3, which focuses on Vayikra 2:1 and the passage that follows, which discusses the korban mincha, the meal offering.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #13: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 13 Vayikra Rabba 3:1
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Sedom
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Angels
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #14: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 14 Vayikra Rabba 3:1 (cont.)
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #14: More Hands Full As we saw in the previous class, Vayikra Rabba 3:1 is a petichta which offers multiple explanations of Kohelet 4:6, “Better is a handful of quietness than both the hands full of labor and pursuit of the wind.”
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Lot and Avraham
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #15: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 15 Vayikra Rabba 3:2
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #15: The Outsiders Vayikra Rabba 3:2 Vayikra Rabba 3:2 is once again a petichta: This passage does not open with the standard “Rabbi X opened (patach)” which is the signature opening of a petichta.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Akeida I
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #16: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 16 Vayikra Rabba 3:3
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #16: Vayikra Rabba 3:3-4 Repentance and the Digestive Tract Vayikra Rabba 3:3, like its predecessor, is a petichta that lacks the standard opening form: “Rabbi X opened (patach).”
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Akeida II - Good and Evil
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #17: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 17 Vayikra Rabba 3:5
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #17: Vayikra Rabba 3:5 Dream Sequence Vayikra Rabba 3:5 continues the previous section’s focus on bird sacrifices, leaving behind altogether the subject of the meal offering.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Akeida III - The Aftermath
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #18: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 18 Vayikra Rabba 3:6
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #18: Priestly Blessings Vayikra Rabba 3:6 moves on to the next verses in the Torah, Vayikra 2:2-3.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Yitzchak's Blindness
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #19: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 19 Vayikra Rabba 3:7
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #19: Vayikra Rabba 3:7 Torah in a Pan As in parasha1, the last section of parasha 3 is not an integral part of Vayikra Rabba but a later addition; it is absent from most of the manuscripts.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #20: Opposites Attract With this class we will fast-forward to Vayikra Rabba Parasha 20. This section deals with Chapter 16 of Vayikra, the beginning of what we know as Parashat Acharei Mot.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #20: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 20 Vayikra Rabba 20:1
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick Yaacov and Eisav at Birth
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #21: Primary Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 21 Vayikra Rabba 20:2
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #21: Vayikra Rabba 20:2 “How (Not) to Enjoy Life” Vayikra Rabba 20:2 picks up on the previous petichta’s concern with suffering in this world, but from a different angle.
שיעורי טקסט Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #22: Primary Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 22 Vayikra Rabba 20:3

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