Jewish Theological Seminary

When Jews Made Fellow Jews ‘Other’: Hasidism and Its Opponents

From: 2022-02-02 8:0 PM
To: 2022-02-02 9:0 PM

Emotions and Reason, Experience and Intellect: Two Views of the Book of Psalms

From: 2022-01-31 2:0 PM
To: 2022-01-31 3:30 PM

Online Learning for Teens: The Origins of Human Difference

From: 2022-02-01 6:30 PM
To: 2022-02-01 7:45 PM

Trust, Frustration, and Confusion in the Psalms

From: 2022-01-31 2:0 PM
To: 2022-01-31 3:0 PM

Between the Lines: When I Grow Up

From: 2022-01-26 7:30 PM
To: 2022-01-26 8:45 PM

Online Course: Biblical Hebrew Workshop

From: 2022-01-25 8:0 PM
To: 2022-01-25 9:15 PM

The Importance of Shame in Rabbinic Tradition

From: 2022-01-24 2:0 PM
To: 2022-01-24 3:30 PM

Between the Lines: Sanctified Sex

From: 2022-01-24 12:30 PM
To: 2022-01-24 1:45 PM

Between the Lines: Embers of Pilgrimage

From: 2022-01-11 7:30 PM
To: 2022-01-11 9:0 PM

Online Course: Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

From: 2022-01-24 12:0 PM
To: 2022-01-24 1:15 PM

Between the Lines: Remember KHURBM: The Forgotten Genocide

From: 2022-01-10 1:0 PM
To: 2022-01-10 2:0 PM

The Torah of Conservative Judaism

From: 2021-12-21 8:0 PM
To: 2021-12-21 9:0 PM

“It is not up to you to finish the work” (Pirkei Avot 2:21): On Striving for the Unattainable

From: 2021-12-13 2:0 PM
To: 2021-12-13 3:0 PM

Maimonides at Work: A Rabbi’s Workday in Medieval Egypt

From: 2021-11-29 2:00 PM
To: 2021-11-29 3:30 PM

Work and Social Responsibility: Balancing Financial Well-Being with Care for the Other

From: 2021-11-22 2:00 PM
To: 2021-11-22 3:30 PM

Rabbinic Book Club: In Dialogue with the Scholar

From: 2021-11-17 12:30 PM
To: 2021-11-17 1:45 PM

Between the Lines: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Volume 1

From: 2021-11-16 7:30 PM
To: 2021-11-16 8:30 PM

Conservative Judaism: Origins, History, Assets, and Opportunities

From: 2021-12-07 8:00 PM
To: 2021-12-07 9:00 PM

When Matzoh Bakers and Tallis Weavers Went on Strike: The Jewish Workers’ Movement in Eastern Europe

From: 2021-12-06 2:00 PM
To: 2021-12-06 3:30 PM
Online Course: Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew • Morningside Area Alliance
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Online Course: Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew


Ten Mondays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
12:00-1:15 p.m. ET  

Would you like to read the Tanakh on your own without the need for a translation? In 10 live online sessions, we will cover the “big ideas” in Biblical Hebrew to help you get started and dive into the fundamentals of grammar such as nouns, verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. The class will also introduce you to a variety of resources, including Accordance Bible software and Dr. Moster’s Tanakh Cards, that can support your study.  Each session will consist of an instructor-led lesson followed by group workshopping of passages. Readings will be chosen from Proverbs, Psalms, the Megillot, and the weekly Torah portion. You will also be encouraged to complete a short assignment outside of class.

Basic knowledge of Hebrew is required, meaning the ability to read words aloud and translate some of the most common words and phrases, e.g., וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל (vayedabber mosheh el benei yisrael / and Moses spoke to the Israelites)

Recordings will be available for those unable to attend a session.

If you’re not sure if this course is right for you or you’d like further information, please contact

Cost: $350 (Limited financial assistance available)


Dr. David Zev Moster is an adjunct assistant professor of Bible at JTS and the director of the Institute of Biblical Culture, where he teaches Hebrew and creates YouTube videos for the general public. He is the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (2018). He received his PhD from Bar-Ilan University, an MA from New York University, and BA, MA, MS, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.


Jan 31 2022


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm




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