DELVE DEEPER CLASS: Adam & Eve in the Jewish Tradition

in person and via Zoom


Instructor: Michael Satlow, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at Brown University

As the first human beings, Adam and Eve became for later Jews and Christians a rich source of reflection about the nature of humanity. Yet the biblical story of Adam and Eve is full of ambiguities. Do the first chapters of Genesis describe one creation, or two? Why did God create the first couple? Why would - or better, how could - creatures created "in the image of God" sin? What does the story teach us about human sexuality? This course will focus on how Jews, as well as the Christians with whom they were in dialogue, have interpreted this story and offered answers to these and other pressing questions.

Dates of the course : January 19 and 26, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, and March 2, 9, 16, and 23.  

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Delve Deeper programs are presented in cooperation with the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and area synagogues including Congregation Beth Sholom, Temple Beth-El, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Habonim, Temple Sinai, and Temple Torat Yisrael.

Event Dates
Thursday from Thursday, January 19, 2023 through Thursday, March 23, 2023
Event time
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost / donation
$250 for the semester (financial assistance available)
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