Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Save The Date: Tanakh Yom Iyun, November 1

Come to November 1'st Tanakh Yom Iyun on 'Heroes and Villains!'

Tanach Yom Iyun: Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains in Tanach- Nov. 1st, 2009
Yeshiva University, Furst Hall Room 501, 500 West 185th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

Rabbi Jacob J Schacter: Must Biblical Heroes Be Perfect?


-Rabbi Allen Schwartz: Yonadav: Deviously Derangedor Cunningly Concerned?
-Rebbetzin Smadar Rosensweig: Cain and Hevel as Personality Paradigms in Tanakh: An Analysis of Peshat and Parshanut
-Dr. Moshe Sokolow: Saul and Agag: Who Was the Villain? Pedagogical and Methodological Considerations
-Rabbi Hayyim Angel: The Complex Biblical Portrait of Ahav


-Mrs. Shoshana Schechter: From Prince of Egypt to Prince of God: The Development of Moshe Rabbeinu
-Mrs. Yael Leibowitz: Biblical Women as Victims and Perpetrators of Violence: a Study in Context
-Dr. David Berger: Jacob/Israel, Esau/Edom, and the True Israel in the Jewish-Christian Debate
-Rabbi Kenneth Brander: The Sanctity of Scandal


-Rabbi Mitchell Orlian: Hoshea, the Hero of His Time (Hebrew)
-Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster: Yehoshua and the Geography of Eretz Yisrael: A Workshop
-Rabbi Menachem Leibtag: The Bible's Villains Who Thought They Were Heroes
-Mrs. Deena Rabinovich: Yoav: Friend and Foe

(Incidentally, I'm not going to be there. I have NCSY that day.)


Josh said...

I've heard Rabbi Schwartz talk about Yonadav (for those who don't know, he's Amnon's friend in Shmuel Bet, Chapter 13). Obviously the simple explanation is that he's evil, and advises Amnon how to get Tamar alone with him. But Rabbi Schwartz points out there's another way of looking at it. Yonadav is the only person in the entire Tanach who is called an "Ish Chacham Meod." According to this second explanation, he was wise, and he was advising Amnon to have Tamar serve him food in order to get Amnon to see Tamar in a sisterly manner. That's why he tells him Tamar should make the food in front of him. He was hoping that would help Amnon see Tamar only as a sister, and help him to conquer his desire.

fear from love. said...

Hey Josh thanks for ruining the shiur ;)
wow this line up looks awesome, shame im 3000 miles away...

Anonymous said...

"Incidentally, I'm not going to be there. I have NCSY that day"

What pity!
I love reading your fabulous notes.