Exodus Study Group, Week 3 and 4

On January 17 and 24, we revisted Exodus Chapter 1 through the lens of the most prominent medieval Torah commentaries. We used Michael Carasik’s The Commentator’s Bible: Exodus, published by the Jewish Publication Society, which is an excellent reworking of these classic commentaries for modern readers.

In addition, on January 24, we reviewed a piece of contemporary Israeli women’s midrash on the midwives story, from the collection Dirshuni: Contemporary Women’s Midrash. The specific piece we reviewed can be read here:

The Midwives Saw and Feared –  Dirshuni

I unfortunately forgot to hit “Record” on our January 17 class, but the video for January 24 can be found below.

On January 31, we’ll move on to Chapter 2 of Exodus.




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