A River Goes Out of Eden
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav Uriel Eitam Introduction In this introductory shiur, we consider the goal of this series: to gain a deeper understanding of the Jewish holiday cycle through the story of the Garden of Eden. While the connection to Rosh Hashana is obvious, the other holidays of Tishrei also reflect the nuances of the Eden experience, upon deeper analysis. “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #01: Malkhuyot - The Nature of the Connection Renewed on Rosh Hashana The identity of Rosh Hashana is somewhat mysterious in the Torah, but its position in rabbinic literature as day of creation and day of judgment links it firmly to the story of Adam in the Garden of Eden. “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #02: Zikhronot, The Remembrance Blessing: The Covenant of the Akeida and the Repair of Adam’s Sin The story of the Binding of Yitzchak, an essential focal point of Rosh Hashana, contains many allusions to the story of Eden. Avraham's dedication to God rectifies the sin of the forebears of humanity, Adam and Chava. “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #03: Shofarot: Tekiot Di-myushav, Tekiot Di-meumad and the Confusion of Satan The two series of shofar sounds, sitting and standing, reflect the two directions of communication between man and God. Together, they serve to repair the relationship ruined by the sin in the Garden of Eden. “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #04: The Atonement that Purifies – Part I: The Unique Service of Yom Kippur While Yom Kippur's name identifies it as the Day of Atonement, the Torah also speaks of a purification process on the day. What does purity have to do with atonement, and what role does offering sacrifices play in each? “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #05: The Atonement that Purifies: The Unique Service of Yom Kippur Part II As we continue to consider the connections between Yom Kippur and the Garden of Eden, we consider the role of the Jewish people in addressing the sin of Adam and Chava, as well as the unique repentance of Yom Kippur. “A River Goes Out of Eden”
Rav Uriel Eitam Shiur #06: The Service of the Goats Part I: Repair of the Sin Involving the Tree of Knowledge The special service of Yom Kippur, with two goats that look the same but experience very different fates, reflects the unique role of the day and its conceptualization of sin. “A River Goes Out of Eden”