Megillot Kohelet, Shir HaShirim, Ruth, Esther and Eicha

Rabbi Bieler presents a study in Megillot Kohelet, Shir HaShirim , Ruth, Esther and Eicha.

The Megillot are considered part of the Hagiographia of the bible. In addition to being of interest in terms of themselves, these three Megillot are associated with the Pilgrimage/Harvest festivals of the Jewish year: Kohelet—Sukkot; Shir HaShirim—Pesach; and Ruth—Shavuot. Each session of the course will discuss a number of highlights to be found in a three-chapter section of the Megilla being considered. How the ideas expressed in the Megilla pertain to Judaism as well as human life in general by means of the biblical text as well as classical commentators will be the frame-of-reference for each of the Shiurim that will be delivered.

Book / Chapter Click the “play” icon (dark gray triangle) to listen Source Sheet(s)
Kohelet 1 – 3 Source Sheet
Kohelet 4 – 6 Source Sheet
Kohelet 7 – 9 Source Sheet
Kohelet 10 – 12 Source Sheet
Shir HaShirim 1 – 2 Source Sheet
Shir HaShirim 3 – 4 Source Sheet
Shir HaShirim 5 – 6 Source Sheet
Shir HaShirim 7 – 8 Source Sheet
Ruth 1 – 2 Source Sheet
Ruth 3 – 4 Source Sheet
Esther 1 – 2 Source Sheet
Esther 3 – 4 Source Sheet
Esther 5 – 6 Source Sheet
Esther 7 – 8 Source Sheet
Esther 9 – 10 Source Sheet
Eicha 1 – 2 Source Sheet
Eicha 3 Source Sheet
Eicha 4 Source Sheet
Eicha 5 & Daniel 1 Eicha 5 Sources
Daniel 1 Sources