Bereshit Part I

Bereshit Part I

Focusing our attention on some of the world’s oldest and most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series highlights 70-text selections from the Jewish Bible. Based on the tradition that the Torah has 70 ways of interpreting and understanding it, this curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study utilizing:

  • Modern and classical commentaries
  • Textual interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets
  • Opportunities to learn key Hebrew vocabulary in the context of the story
  • Discussions on the real-life implications of the story’s contemporary relevancy

The narratives of this course take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel, to the foundational tales of Abraham, Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion, and power, provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 – The Creation of Woman

Lesson 2 – The First Murder

Lesson 3 – The Rainbow

Lesson 4 – The Curse of Canaan

Lesson 5 – The Tower of Bavel

Lesson 6 – Leaving the Promised Land

Lesson 7 – And Sarah Laughed

Lesson 8 – The Expulsion of Yishmael

Lesson 9 – Akedat Yitzchak

Lesson 10 – The Cave of Makhpela