Reparations for Black Americans—What Can Holocaust Reparations Teach Us?

Reparations for Black Americans—What Can Holocaust Reparations Teach Us?

May 12, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

What can we learn from the history of Holocaust reparations that can inform our thinking about reparations for Black Americans? The Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture in Law and Ethics.

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JTS Changemakers: What’s Next for Jewish Life?

JTS Changemakers: What’s Next for Jewish Life?

Apr 15, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A year of pandemic has upended almost every aspect of Jewish life. But it has also opened our eyes to new ways of learning, praying, gathering, and celebrating. JTS’s Rabbi Danny Nevins asks four JTS alumni, each a leading Jewish thinker and innovator: what comes next for Jewish life? How can the lessons of Covid strengthen the way we build community going forward?

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Passover Resources

Passover Resources

Mar 28, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Pesah

A curated collection of commentaries, videos, and more on JTS Torah Online.

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Journey with JTS

Journey with JTS

Feb 25, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary

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The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice

The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice

Jan 15, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

For Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the Rev. John Vaughn of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta joins us to discuss renewing the Black-Jewish coalition for social Justice.

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Judaism for the World: A Neo-Hasidic Perspective

Judaism for the World: A Neo-Hasidic Perspective

Jan 11, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Who are we? Why do we exist? Where are we going? How should we live? In his masterful new book, Judaism for the World: Reflections on God, Life, and Love, Rabbi Arthur Green offers a deeply resonant response to these eternal human questions.  

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Living a Life of Meaning

Living a Life of Meaning

Dec 21, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video | Video Lecture

The disruption to normal lifeand, for many, close encounters with mortalityprovides an opportunity to evaluate what is truly important in our lives.  Guided by JTS faculty and fellows, we will discuss the role of values, ethics, and Torah in the quest for a well-lived life.  

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Borukh Ate

Borukh Ate

Dec 7, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Short Video | Hanukkah

“Borukh ate” zingt der tate—a father sings the opening words of the blessing, and kindles the light, and its soft rays fall on his pale face. With just a few words, the poet Avrom Reisen paints a picture of a slightly stooped, weary man, who somehow finds meaning and holiness in a simple act of lighting the Hanukkiah. The gentle melody, almost a lullaby, reminiscent of a folk song, yet soaring with emotion, was written by a composer Solomon Golub.

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A Dialogue of Love: Interreligious Cooperation and Global Well-Being

A Dialogue of Love: Interreligious Cooperation and Global Well-Being

Nov 16, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Professor Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace International, discusses how multifaith alliances can further peace and well-being in our fractured world.

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Covid, Triage, and Jewish Ethics

Covid, Triage, and Jewish Ethics

Aug 25, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

In the coming months we hope that an effective Covid vaccine will be approved, but it may take months to produce mass quantities. Who should receive priority status for the early batches? Front line health workers? People with high risk factorss? The elderly? Politicians? 

The ethical dilemma of triage can be divisive. What does Judaism teach about deciding who shall live and who shall die? A distinguished panel explores these timely issues. 

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American Jews and Race: Past, Present, and (Charting a) Future

American Jews and Race: Past, Present, and (Charting a) Future

Jul 21, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video | Video Lecture

Our country currently faces a reckoning with structural racism. As Jews, we have faith that our tradition represents a moral voice for justice and equality. Yet we also recognize that we have often failed to fully heed that voice and so must confront the enduring influence of racial discrimination and white privilege in our community. JTS’s Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice presents a discussion with two leading thinkers on the issue.

 

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Shavuot Resources

Shavuot Resources

May 26, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Shavuot

A curated listing of Shavuot resources on JTS Torah Online

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JTS Seder Supplement for the COVID-19 Pandemic

JTS Seder Supplement for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 6, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Pesah

Selected thoughts on the Haggadah in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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From Scroll to Screen: Revolutions in Jewish Book History

From Scroll to Screen: Revolutions in Jewish Book History

Feb 9, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Leading scholars explore the remarkable story of Jews and books: their historic role in advancing new reading formats; their creative use of technology; their critical work demonstrating the enduring relevance of the printed word; and their love of the Jewish book as a material object as well as an object of study.

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The 2020 John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital

The 2020 John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital

Jan 30, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

H. L. Miller Cantorial School graduating seniors Jacob Agar, Arielle Green, and Jacob Greenberg present an evening of song in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English.

 

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Gene Editing and the Transformation of Human Life: Perspectives from Jewish Ethics

Gene Editing and the Transformation of Human Life: Perspectives from Jewish Ethics

Nov 21, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Revolutionary technology known as CRISPR has enabled scientists to change human genes, holding great medical promise. But it also raises significant ethical questions. Should there be restrictions on the development of this technology? How can we avoid abuse? Should we be able to design human beings and control evolution? Join us to explore these vital issues from the perspective of Jewish ethics.

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What Now?

What Now?

May 29, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

After tragedy, what happens next? How does Jewish tradition help us respond? To put to rest her own years of turmoil with life’s most fundamental questions, alum Sara Beth Berman interviews faculty members of the Jewish Theological Seminary to finally get some answers.

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Renewing American Judaism: Experimentation and Creativity in a Changing Landscape

Renewing American Judaism: Experimentation and Creativity in a Changing Landscape

Apr 4, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Examine the initiatives revitalizing Jewish religious life in America, with Dr. Jack Wertheimer and three of today’s most innovative rabbis.

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On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice

On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice

Mar 27, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A conversation with Sister Simone Campbell, longtime social activist and the executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. 

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Purim Resources

Purim Resources

Feb 27, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Purim | Shabbat Zakhor

A curated listing of Purim and Shabbat Zakhor resources on JTS Torah Online

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