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 Online Intensive - Series on the Old Testament / Torah
- Book of Leviticus -

Agora Foundation Online Intensive -
The Old Testament / Torah - Book of Leviticus

Tuesday Evenings - January 30 to April 2, 2024 -
5:30-7:00PM Pacific


Dennis Gura
Dennis Dennis has been involved with interfaith dialogue for over 20 years. As an undergraduate, he studied the intersection of art and religion in traditional cultures in UCLA’s World Arts and Culture program. He earned his MBA from UCLA in 1978. 

Sessions will be facilitated by Dennis Gura.

“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”


The Agora Foundation's online series on the books of the Old Testament / Torah will continue in the winter with The Book of Leviticus. The overall initiative is expected to last three to four years, with attendees choosing which book offerings to participate in.

The Book of Leviticus (/lɪˈvɪtɪkəs/, from Ancient Greek: Λευιτικόν, Leuïtikón; Biblical Hebrew: וַיִּקְרָא, Wayyiqrāʾ, "And He called") is the third book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and of the Old Testament, also known as the Third Book of Moses. In Leviticus, God tells the Israelites and their priests how to make offerings in the Tabernacle and how to conduct themselves while camped around the holy tent sanctuary. Leviticus takes place during the month or month-and-a-half between the completion of the Tabernacle and the Israelites' departure from Sinai. The instructions of Leviticus emphasize ritual but also reflect the world view of the creation story in Genesis, and that God wishes to live with humans. The book teaches that faithful performance of the sanctuary rituals can make that possible, so long as the people avoid sin whenever possible. 


Online seminars in this series will take place on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of The Book of Leviticus. Sessions will be facilitated by Dennis Gura. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participating. This ten-week series is $600. Community of Lifelong Learner subscribers receive a discount of $50 through a refund. Payment options are available. 


The Book of Leviticus
January 30 to April 2, 2024 - 5:30-7:00PM Pacific


Attendees are encouraged to read their preferred translation of The Book of Leviticus, and commentaries will be supplied as links in the Discussion Forum. 

Dates and Curriculum - The Book of Exodus Online Intensive

1) Session One
Tuesday, January 30

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Vayikra
(Leviticus 1:1–5:26)


2) Session Two 
Tuesday, February 6

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Tzav
(Leviticus 6:1–8:36)


3) Session Three
Tuesday, February 13

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Shemini
(Leviticus 9:1–11:47)

4) Session Four
Tuesday, February 20

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Tazria
(Leviticus 12:1–13:59)


5) Session Five
Tuesday, February 27

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Metzora
(Leviticus 14:1–15:33)

6) Session Six
Tuesday, March 5

5:30-7:00PM PST
Parashat Acharei Mot
(Leviticus 16:1–18:30)


7) Session Seven
Tuesday, March 12

5:30-7:00PM PDT
Parashat Kedoshim
(Leviticus 19:1–20:27)


8) Session Eight
Tuesday, March 19

5:30-7:00PM PDT
Parashat Emor
(Leviticus 21:1–24:23)


9) Session Nine
Tuesday, March 26

5:30-7:00PM PDT
Parashat Behar
(Leviticus 25:1–26:2)


10) Session Ten
Tuesday, April 2

5:30-7:00PM PDT
Parashat Bechukotai
(Leviticus 26:3–27:34)

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