High school Jewish studies teachers and Jewish campus professionals often face questions such as:

  • My literature professor says that the Torah was written by many authors. Is that true?
  • Why is there no archaeological evidence for the Exodus?
  • Hammurabi’s code pre-dates the giving of the Torah and is very similar. Did Moshe copy from Hammurabi?
  • Do I have to believe that everything in the Torah is historically accurate?

These, and others questions emerging from the exposure to academic Bible study, often pose deep religious challenges for the intelligent, thinking Orthodox student.

The Lookstein Center is pleased to announce a four-day intensive seminar designed to equip Jewish educators with knowledge, research, and resources to address the topic of academic Bible study. Participants will be rewarded with a rich program of text study, shiurim, and workshops designed specifically for Jewish educators. This fully funded program will be held at the Ramaz school in NYC, immediately prior to the popular YCT Yemei Iyun in Tanach and Jewish Thought. The program is led by Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman (Academic Director) and Rabbi Dr. Zvi Grumet (Coordinator).

Participation will be limited to 20 educators.

Applications for the program are available here.

Application deadline: Jan 15, 2017.

For questions please contact biblearn@lookstein.org


Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman is a professor of Tanakh at Bar-Ilan University and the author of two books on the Torah by Oxford University Press.  He learned in Yeshivat Har-Etzion and has semikhah from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

Rabbi Dr. Zvi Grumet is a senior staff member at The Lookstein Center and a Tanakh teacher. He has semikhah from Yeshiva University and is the author of two books on the Torah.