Thursday, January 25, 2007

Short Notice: Brilliant Rabbi Spending Shabbos in SC

I just recieved this in an email:

Rabbi David Fohrman is coming to Santa Cruz this Shabbat - 1/27/07
For those of us who have been honored to learn Torah with Rabbi Fohrman
we can attest to his fabulous teaching – do not miss the opportunity.

Dear Friends,

Rabbi David Fohrman is one of the most brilliant and engaging teachers
of Jewish texts that it is my good fortune to know. Based on a unique
methodological approach to Torah that he has developed, Rabbi Fohrman
manages to plumb the depths of the text in an extraordinary way. Rabbi
Fohrman is coming to Santa Cruz this Shabbat and will be giving two
classes on the theme "Whispers of Slavery in the Book of Genesis" (see
below). These talks are not to be missed.


Series Title: Whispers of Slavery in the Book of Genesis
Two talks that will explore the background to the parshiyot we are now
reading in the Torah - the Story behind the story of the Jews' sojourn
in Egypt.

Schedual is as follows:
Part one: The Birth of Ishmael - Saturday afternoon at 2pm
Part two: What Does it Mean to Forgive? A Closer Look at Joseph and his
Brothers - Saturday evening at 7pm (with ice cream)

Location: 144 Jenne St, Santa Cruz. This is off Laurel and Chestnut


Blogger Fedora Black said...

Just to pump this up even more, here is a short bio of R' Fohrman that was in on of the event emails:

"Rabbi David Fohrman directs the Hoffberger Foundation for Torah Studies, and is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University , where he teaches Biblical Themes. He has also authored several volumes of the ArtScroll Talmud."

And I have heard him talk, so it is a real catch that a guy like him will be speaking in SC.

Fri Jan 26, 09:48:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Zev said...

Yea I heard him speak last Shabbos in Palo Alto and he was amazing. He brought to light some mind-boggling correspondences between various Biblical texts in the Torah. Also he demonstrated how portions of Torah contain keyisms (I don't know if I spelled this right) in which the first verse mirrors the last verse, the second verse mirrors the second to last verse, and so on until you look at the very middle verse and you get some kind of central meaning of the story or some kind of turning point which the whole story revolves around. Really fascinating stuff.

Fri Jan 26, 01:58:00 PM 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not keyisms, chiasms

Tue Feb 20, 10:05:00 PM 2007  

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