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From Fragments to Frames: Understanding Ramban's System of Thought Through his Commentary on the Torah with Rabbi Samuels

Past Sessions
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12 Kislev 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 5 Kislev 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 21 Cheshvan 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 14 Cheshvan 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7 Cheshvan 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 30 Tishrei 5783 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Online

Rabbi Moses Nachmanides – Ramban (1194-1270) – Medieval Spanish Biblical and Talmud Commentator, popularizer of kabbalah, communal leader, defender of the faith, builder of Tzion – left Jewish posterity a magisterial corpus of Torah commentary that is well respected for its broad and deep insightful analysis. In this course, we will study how related fragments from Nachmanides’ Torah commentary join together to form larger coherent frames of Jewish thought.

Topics will include: 1. An introduction to Ramban’s Method of Parshanut and Mysticism; 2. Adam and Eve’s Fall in Eden; 3. Determinism and Voluntarism in Jewish History; 4. Natural Law and Miraculous Providence; 5. Love of God and Religious Experience; 6. Ramban’s Theory of Body and Soul in Exile and Return, in this world and the world-to-come.

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Sat, December 10 2022 16 Kislev 5783