May His Memory be for a Blessing 1933-2013

Since I don’t have everyone’s address, and you might not have heard yet, I wanted to pass on Spertus’ Press release  here about Rabbi Grossfeld’s death earlier this week.

I’ve talked to Bill Settles last night and we both think it would be a good idea for us Grossfeld Groupies to get together sometime soon for our own memorial.

Shiva information from Chicago Jewish Funerals is as follows:

Grossfeld Residence
2714 West Estes Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
Get Directions

Traditional Shiva


Contact me by posting comments on this blog entry and I’ll get back to you.



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Assignment April 10 2013

IKgs12:18-end of chapter
Aramaic: None

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Assignment Jan 30 2013

Aramaic Exercise Ch 5.
I Kings 11:1-22

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Assignment Jan 16 2013.

Aramaic תרין Vowels
I Kings 10:10-29

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Syllabus Winter Quarter 2013

Spertus College of Judaica: Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Advanced Biblical Hebrew : I Kings, Biblical Aramaic
Winter Quarter 2013: January 9 – March 13
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. B. Grossfeld
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: I Kings, Biblical Aramaic
Miles V. Van Pelt, Basics of Biblical Aramaic.Grand Rapids (Zondervan)2011

Date Readings

Jan. 9 Intro to Aramaic; IKgs. 10:1-13

16 Aramaic חד Consonants; IKgs. 10:14:29

23 Aramaic תרין Vowels; IKgs. 11:1-13

30 Aramaic תלת Syllabification; IKgs.11:14-28

Feb. 6 Aramaic ארבע Nouns:Absolute; IKgs.11:29-43

13 Aramaic חמשא Nouns:Determinate; IKgs.12:1-17

20 Aramaic שת Nouns:Construct; IKgs.12:18-33

27 Aramaic שבעהConjuncts & Preps; IKgs.13:1-10

March 6 Aramaic תמנה Pronom.Suffixes; IKgs.13:11-34

13 Aramaic תשע Pronouns; IKgs. 14:1-20

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Assignment for January 9, 2013

Have a Good Break!!

I Kings 10:1-15

Aramaic Book look in  Ch 1,2 we will do the 2nd chapter exercises  in class.

See last assignment for book info.




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Assignment December 12 2012

I Kings rest of Chapter 9.

Avot 5:20


II Maccabees 10 (from Catholic Bible website)
6 They kept eight festal days with rejoicing, in the manner of the feast of Shelters, remembering how, not long before at the time of the feast of Shelters, they had been living in the mountains and caverns like wild beasts.

7 Then, carrying thyrsuses, leafy boughs and palms, they offered hymns to him who had brought the cleansing of his own holy place to a happy outcome.
8 They also decreed by public edict, ratified by vote, that the whole Jewish nation should celebrate those same days every year.

Aramaic book for next semester:

Basics of Biblical Aramaic

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