There was a period of time when here in Shiloh we had classes one morning a week in Bible, Tanach and other related subjects. I attended and enjoyed them greatly. It was my first serious taste of Bible, Tanach on an adult level. The studies were in Hebrew taught by a variety of local teachers, especially Rabbi Nissan Ben-Avraham, who ended up teaching most classes before the program closed.
During that time, for a number of years there were weekly classes, first in Eli and towards the end in Shiloh for women in English. The program had begun during some difficult period, maybe Oslo, when various Jewish communities throughout the world adopted communities in YESHA. Eli was adopted by Har Nof, and their rabbi, Rabbi Shalom Gold, his wife Baila and neighbor Rabbi David Stahl came to Eli weekly to teach men and women.
|Here I am with Rabbanit Malke Bina, founder of Matan.|
I was one of the speakers, and this is what I said:
Yael, even after seven years of "every Wednesday" classes here in Matan, I'm definitely not the most veteran of the group, but I'm pretty sure that what I'm going to say is what all of us feel, whether more or less veteran than myself.
Apologies to Ruth, Great-Grandmother of King David:
Where you teach, we will follow…
What you teach we will study…
Your Bible is Our BibleAd me'ah v'esrim, blessings and good health to you, your family and all of us in here Matan. Thank you
Your choice of Book is ours, too.