Online Adult Jewish learning

Other Courses in this Series:

Bible 2: Isaac

Bible 3: Jacob

Bible 4: Bible Overview

Bible 5: Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel

Bible Series:

Course Objectives

  • General:
    • To illustrate the relevance of Torah to contemporary society
    • To familiarize the student with classical Torah commentaries
  • Specific:
    • To enhance the student's awareness and appreciation of the life of Abraham
    • To clarify the role of Abraham as the father of the Jewish People


  • Torah: Chapters 11 to 22 of the Book of Genesis, which narrate the life of Abraham.
  • Torah Commentaries:
    • Midrashic literature (1st - 6th centuries Israel and Babylon)
    • Classical commentaries of Rabbi Moshe, son of Nachman (1195-1270 Spain) and Rabbi Ovadiah Sforno (1470-1550 Italy)