Bible learning conference kicks off

Over a hundred scholars will teach, lead bible-themed trips.

By JONAH MANDEL
July 11, 2010 02:53
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The annual Bible-learning conference at Herzog College in Alon Shvut opens on Sunday, bringing thousands of people from all over the country for a five-day festival of multi-faceted study.

More than a hundred leading scholars and teachers will teach over 150 lessons, as well as 11 Bible-themed field trips.

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In addition, 30 lessons delivered in English will be spread over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, taught by Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein, Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Tropper, Dr. Yael Ziegler and others. There will also be an English-speaking excursion on Thursday around the theme of “Sefer Yehoshua and the Jordan Valley,” guided by Ezra Rosenfeld.

“This is the only Bible conference in Israel with such dimensions,” director of Bible Days Rami Yanai said. “We deal with all the Bible’s book through a broad perspective alongside a deep and rooted religious standpoint, while taking into account research, science and culture, while not ignoring the challenges to faith the encounter provides.”

This year’s conference will be dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Yehuda Amital, founder of the Har Etzion Yeshiva, who passed away overnight Thursday. The yeshiva is located adjacent to and associated with Herzog College.

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