Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Jun 27

Telling Difficult Stories

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Philip Roth’s “Operation Shylock” gives expression to discomforts in Diaspora identities vis-à-vis Israel during the First Intifada. Join Dr. David Kraemer in exploring Roth’s recounting of the conflicts of this time, as Jews asked questions that are as pertinent today as they were then.

Read More
Jul 11

How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Rabbi Mychal Springer, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Adjunct Professor, JTS, shows how Jewish storytelling shapes the religious imagination. Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling.

Read More
Jul 18

A Contemporary, Philosophical Reading of the Sacrifice of Isaac

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Adjunct Assistant Professor, JTS, takes a new philosophical look at the sacrifice of Isaac. Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling.

Read More
Jul 25

A Jewish Doctor in Medieval Spain and His Demon

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

oseph, the protagonist of this proto-novel, at the urging of a mysterious companion, undertakes a journey that takes him to the land of the demons. We will read and discuss some of the stories that the travelers tell each other along the way and will attempt to unravel who the mysterious companion actually is.

Read More
Aug 1

What Six Very Short Stories in the Babylonian Talmud Tell Us About Jewish Law and Life

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

In six very short stories in the Babylonian Talmud, we will discover that not just rabbinic pronouncements established Jewish law, but so did reports of rabbinic performance of the law. Dr. Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor Emerita of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture, will discuss how these stories are an invaluable source for understanding how Rabbis viewed and modified transmitted traditions, and show how they tease out details of everyday life and relations between the sexes.

Read More