World's Largest Tanach Study Event in Gush Etzion
The world's largest Tanach (Hebrew Bible) study program is taking place in Gush Etzion this week. The event, which runs from Monday through Thursday this week, will see over 100 speakers and lecturers lead over 175 lectures on everything and anything Tanach-related.
The event, called “Days of the Tanach,” is taking place at Herzog College-Gush Etzion. Rami Yanai, director of the event, told Arutz Sheva that “this is the only event in Israel that deals with the Tanach to such a deep extent. We discuss many topics on the different books of the Tanach, from wide-ranging points of view, all accompanied by a Torah-oriented perspective. We also take into account the results of research on Biblical topics, dealing with them and the challenges they present from a faith point of view,” he said.
This year's event presents Tanach topics in the light of the research done in recent years in a number of disciplines, including art, cinema, poetry, literature, prose, history, philosophy, geography, fashion, archaeology, and education.
Among the speakers at the event is Rabbi Ya'akov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, Rabbi Chaim Druckman, Rabbi of the Bnei Akiva organization, and Rabbi Hananel Etrog, head of the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva. A wide range of rabbis and Tanach experts are participating. “There has been a lot of excitement surrounding this event,” Yanai said. “We hope to keep expanding the event in the coming years.”