This course will study the character of Torah from her origins in the Tanakh to rabbinic and kabbalistic sources which portray Torah variably as tree, lover and daughter. We will consider the gendered and sexualised themes in these stories as we explore the implications of them on how we actually study Torah. Finally we will ask: can the mythology of Torah offer us an approach to Torah in this moment of the climate crisis? Alef-bet needed, no other experience required.
This class will take place in-person in central Edinburgh.
Monday 10 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Tuesday 11 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Thursday 13 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Monday 17 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Tuesday 18 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Thursday 20 July, 3.30 – 5.00pm
Rabbi Daniel Lichman joins with others to grow Jewish communities that are deeply rooted in the truth of the moment and able to be fountains of love bringing Torah-wisdom to wider humanity. He does this by feeding the fire of Torah through teaching and ritual facilitation. Rabbi Daniel has studied at Leo Baeck College, Pardes, Conservative Yeshiva and as part of the pedagogy chabura of Svara: the Queer Radical Yeshiva.