With attacks on Jews on the rise in the aftermath of the October 7 events, some Jewish communities have noted that the hatred toward Jews runs far deeper than many realised. In the face of such an enormous problem, how should we fight back? And how much is enough?
For over 230 years, Jews have participated in Australian life, finding a place of opportunity and possibility, with Australian values complementing Jewish life. But what might have the rabbis of the Talmud and Midrash thought of Australian values?
This worksheet offers a Midrashic & Aggadic lens on the Tree(s) of Life/Knowledge with a focus on the image of the tree symbol rather than the meaning of the symbol in context of a sermon on the origins of good and evil.
The market is a site that features in many tales in Midrash and Talmudic Aggadah. Rather than conjuring up a portrait of matters of the mundane or even the profane, the market of Midrash is transformed into a site of ethical and moral learning.