Michael Marmur – Contemporary Jewish homiletics. Some key components

In: Int Journal of Homiletics, volume 1 (2016) / 1 15 Feb 2016

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This article deals with the derasha, the Jewish sermon and offers an inventory of the key dimensions of the Jewish sermon as practiced today and in the past from a reformed Jewish perspective. It shows its connection to the particular moment, its functions (further distinguished as contextual, intentional, educational, and symbolic), its message,
sources, structure, and the techniques involved in its delivery and gives a brief example of one of the author’s own
derashot from July 2015.