Six 45-minute Zoom sessions, on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. starting October 14 and ending on November 18.
David Weissman Institute classes presents: Judaism and the New Testament
For many Jews, the New Testament is the “other” bible, the one used by Christians. But what many people do not realize is that it is filled with references to Judaism. Jesus was a Jew, living in the Second Temple era in Jerusalem and he had many interactions with the rabbis around him. As such, the New Testament has many clues about Jewish life that are absent from rabbinic literature of the time.
Join us as we look at key sections of the New Testament with an eye towards what we can learn about Judaism and Jews, as Jews. We will be providing all readings and relying primarily on sections from the Annotated Jewish New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler.
Rabbi Avi Finegold
Avi Finegold is a Montrealer who received his rabbinic ordination more than 10 years ago. Until 2013, he worked in adult Jewish education in Chicago, where he taught in the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and was a guest lecturer at different congregations there.