Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan
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Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #08: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 8 A - Interpreting Mishlei. Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #09: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 9 The Lord Called Unto Moshe. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #10: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 10 Vayikra Rabba 1:9 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #11: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 11 Vayikra Rabba 1:13 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #12: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 12 Vayikra Rabba 1:14-15 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #13: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 13 Vayikra Rabba 3:1 Reading Midrash
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.” Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #15: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 15 Vayikra Rabba 3:2 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #16: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 16 Vayikra Rabba 3:3 Reading Midrash
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).” Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #17: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 17 Vayikra Rabba 3:5 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #18: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 18 Vayikra Rabba 3:6 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #19: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 19 Vayikra Rabba 3:7 Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
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. Reading Midrash
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan Shiur #20: Sources for “Reading Midrash Aggada,” Lecture 20 Vayikra Rabba 20:1 Reading Midrash

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