Lech Lecha: Where did Abraham Come From?

Posted by Nechama Goldman Barash on October 23, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Bereishit (Genesis), Lech Lecha


In this podcast Nechama Goldman Barash explores the origins of Abraham and analyzes a famous midrashic story about Abraham and the idols. Nechama’s analysis enables us to understand how the tantalizingly elusive nature of the Biblical text allows midrashic narrative to influence the way we read stories.

If you’re listening via a podcast provider, a source sheet is available on the www.elmad.pardes.org.


About Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama teaches Rabbinic Literature, Women and Judaism, Medical Ethics, Prophets and Bible at Pardes. She made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University, with a thesis on the Beautiful Captive Woman in the Eyes of Chazal. She teaches at a variety of Israeli institutions and is also a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program. Click here to read more.

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