Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Introductory Video
Unit 2 Recommended Resources
Unit 3 Psalms as Poetry
Unit 4 Psalms as Prayer
Unit 5 Psalms in the Bible - how do they fit?
Unit 6 How do I Relate to Psalms?
Unit 7 Rabbinic Sources on Pesukei DeZimra -
Unit 8 Psalms as Part of Tefilah
Module 2 Psalm 145 - Ashrei
Unit 1 Reading exercise to begin study of Psalm 145 (Ashrei)
Unit 2 Checking out the Verbs and Expressions
Unit 3 Reflection
Unit 4 Setting
Unit 5 Structure
Unit 6 Reflections on Setting & Structure
Unit 7 Biblical Parallels and Difficult Words
Unit 8 How exciting is Ashrei?
Module 3 Psalm 146
Unit 1 Reading Exercise
Unit 2 Verbs
Unit 3 Midrash from Masechet Sotah
Unit 4 Portrayal of G-d and Humans
Unit 5 Setting
Unit 6 Biblical Parallels and Difficult Words
Unit 7 Le Dor Va Dor
Module 4 Psalm 147
Unit 1 Reading Exercise
Unit 2 The Spiritual Blessing of Snow
Unit 3 The Natural World and Spirituality
Unit 4 Speech
Unit 5 Psalm 147 and Haggai and Zechariah
Unit 6 Biblical Parallels and Difficult Words
Unit 7 Takeaways
Module 5 Psalm 148
Unit 1 Learning Activities
Unit 2 G-d and Nature
Unit 3 Structure
Unit 4 Torah Services
Unit 5 Biblical parallels and (a little) Difficult Words
Unit 6 Creation Stories
Unit 7 More Sources!
Unit 8 Ma Kasheh le Rashi?
Unit 9 What is Important?
Module 6 Psalm 149
Unit 1 Reading
Unit 2 Setting
Unit 3 Audience
Unit 4 Biblical References
Unit 5 Prayer and Politics
Unit 6 Israel and the Nations
Module 7 Psalm 150
Unit 1 Reading
Unit 2 Setting
Unit 3 Biblical Sources and Difficult Words
Unit 4 The Shofar
Unit 5 Spiritual Questions
Module 8 The Origins of Psalms
Unit 1 The Bigger Picture
Unit 2 Biblical Texts Outside the Book of Psalms
Unit 3 Questions?
Unit 4 Rabbinic Sources on the Origins of Psalms
Unit 5 Where do Psalms Come From?
Unit 6 Class Takeaways and Reflections