Turn It and Turn It

Uncovering the Treasures of the Weekly Torah Portion

When we learn how to study Torah in the Jewish way, by looking at its every facet and layer, we enter into a 3,000-year-long conversation on how to live a life of purpose and meaning

Torah study is an inexhaustible and wondrous activity. We can approach the text as spiritual teaching, history, allegory, sacred myth, literature, self-help…and find our way to unanticipated insights and wisdom no matter what our starting point. All one needs is a healthy sense of curiosity and an open mind.

Whatever the time of year, Rabbi Jonathan will serve as a skillful and generous guide as we explore the Torah portion of that week. Even the sections most obscure to the modern reader will yield their hidden bounty. Close readings, classical commentaries and interpretations, creative writing, discussion, song, even theater games can unlock the riches of the text, and engage our full selves in studying Torah. From a single class to an entire weekend, we can immerse ourselves in creative Torah study, a discipline much richer than you ever imagined.

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