Torah Study at Temple Sinai
This is the blog for Temple Sinai’s Torah Study group. We are a mix of congregants and non-congregants, Jews and non-Jews, who meet on Shabbat mornings at 10am Pacific Time via Zoom. We are going through the Torah verse-by-verse. To catch up with us, please scroll through our summaries below. Many thanks to Deborah Achtenberg, the creator of this project and frequent author of our updates.
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Torah Study Date Saturday, April 10, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 22:1-6 Last week we discussed God testing Abraham. We noted that God calling Abraham by name indicates something important is about to happen and that in the Samaritan and Greek texts Abraham’s name is called twice (“And God said to him, ‘Abraham, Abraham’”) making […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, April 3, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 21:14-34 Recently, we discussed the fact that the word for playing in the discussion of Ishmael playing at Genesis 21:9 is related to Isaac’s name–as if the text said not that Sarah saw the son of Hagar playing but said she saw him ‘Isaacing’ […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 20, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 21:7-13 Last week we discussed Isaac growing and being weaned and Abraham making a big feast for him on the day of his weaning, that it might have been traditional in the region to do so, and that weaning might be the sign that […]
Torah Study Date Saturday, March 13, 2021 Verses Covered Bereishit (Genesis) 20:14-21:6 Last week we finished the story of the encounter between Abraham and Abimelech and began the account of the birth of Isaac. We discussed the gifts that Abimelech gave to Abraham and why he gave them, presumably because it was clear to Abimelech […]