Course 5: Biblical Analyses of Genesis
This unique course is given by Rabbi Moshe Weiner, on a perspective for exegesis of the Hebrew Bible that has been largely neglected until now. You will be closely examining the first chapter of Genesis in ways that are specifically intended for Gentiles (all Non-Jews), yet rooted in traditional teachings from famous Torah Sages. This course is also designed to serve as an introduction to the inner dimensions of Torah that relate to Gentiles as "Children of Noah," and that reveal the connection of the scriptural verses to issues in life that arise for every individual. From this understanding, you will explore the Hebrew Bible's paradigm within which every person can better fulfill his or her own purpose and mission in life, while having a greater positive effect on others.
A prime example of the deeper - yet universal - teachings from Genesis that the course will examine is God's question to Adam, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9). Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liady (the "Alter Rebbe") expounded this for a Russian official in the Czar's government, as God's perpetual call to every human being: "You have been allotted a certain amount of time for fulfilling your soul's mission in this lifetime. Where are you in the process of improving your personal life and the world at large?"
- 6 Video Lessons
- 7 Audio Lessons
- 6 Quizzes
- 1 Certificate
You will receive your certificate of Course Completion by passing with 80% or better, and special recognition if you pass with 100%.
- At the end of the course you will have acquired a greater understanding of the verses of Genesis Chapter 1, all in consonance with teachings from the traditional Torah sages.
- You will clearly understand the sources in the Hebrew Bible for the Universal Commandments that were given through Adam and Noah.
- You will learn traditional explanations of the Creation narrative in light of specially sellected concepts from the Oral Torah.
- You will learn deeper, inner dimensions of these scriptural verses that were revealed by the Hassidic masters.
Success in becoming a Hassid Umot HaOlam (Pious of the Nations of the World), and closer to your Creator by fulfilling His Will in an outstanding way!
A Hassid Umot HaOlam is a Gentile who earns eternal spiritual reward by accepting upon himself to fulfill the Seven Noahide Commandments. He is careful in their observance because the Holy One, blessed be He, commanded them to in His Torah through Moses our teacher.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 6
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 884
- Assessments Self
Video Lessons, Handouts & Quizzes
After each video lesson, be sure to read the handout; then you should be able to take the quiz and pass this lesson.
The audio lessons allow you to hear the classes on your phone and to give your further insights on the lesson's topics.