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Coping with Uncertainty Through Torah Stories

Coping with Uncertainty Through Torah Stories 2022-02-06T09:00:36+00:00

In this eight meetings course we will read and learn together (in a Beit Midrash style) stories from the Torah, in which a state of uncertainty is described, and we will see what we can learn from them about ways of coping in an uncertain world.

The course will be conducted in English.

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In this eight meetings course we will read and learn together (in a Beit Midrash style) stories from the Torah, in which a state of uncertainty is described, and we will see what we can learn from them about ways of coping in an uncertain world.

The course will be conducted in English.

Reading some stories from the Torah.
In-depth discussion about questions of coping with uncertainty.
Studying together.
Meeting people from all around the world.
See how the Torah is relevant to us.

*Sessions will take place on Sundays, between 20.00 to 21.30 (Israel time) via Zoom.

Session 1
Genesis 11 1- 9: The tower of Babylon – What do you do when you want to stay together?

Session 2
Genesis 12 1-9: “Lech Lecha” – How do you go when you don’t know where to?

Session 3
Genesis 12 10-20: Avram and Sarai in Egypt – What do you do when you think that your life is in danger?

Session 4
Genesis 32-33: Jacob and Esau – What do you do when you think that your life is in danger?

Session 5
Genesis 13-14: Avram and Lot – What do you do when you worry about your family?

Session 6
Genesis 15 – 17, 32: Avram and Jacob – What do you do when you feel all alone?

Session 7
Numbers 21: Moses and the people of Israel – What do you do when you don’t understand the situation?

Session 8
Summary and closure

* The subjects could be changed.

Everybody who wants to read and learn stories from the Torah and see how relevant they are for our lives.

No previous knowledge is necessary.

Rabbi Dr. Iris Yaniv
Email: y_iris@netvision.net.il

Biography

Rabbi Dr. Iris Yaniv has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Haifa. Her dissertation is “From Alienation to Dialogue: Teaching Bible in Non-Religious Schools.”

Dr. Yaniv has been teaching the Bible and Jewish culture for more than 30 years, including mentoring and training teachers and leading two thinking teams she initiated: a team about Bible teaching in non-religious schools in Israel at the Van Leer Institute and a team that dealt with Jewish identity in non-religious schools in Israel at the Mofet Institute.

She teaches at Oranim College of Education and in many private settings in Israel and around the world.

In addition, Rabbi Dr. Yaniv conducts ceremonies, and she is a group facilitator, couples’ counselor, and personal trainer.
She was ordained as a secular humanist rabbi at the Tmura Institute in 2010, and in 2018 she founded the Yahal community – liberal humanist Judaism – in Haifa, and has since been leading the community voluntarily.

Dates May 2022 – 27 June 2022
Fees: 305USD/992NIS (special fees for groups and organizations)
8 Sessions
*Sessions will take place on Sundays, between 20.00 to 21.30 (Israel time) via Zoom.