The US Health Care System: What Does the Future Hold?

The US Health Care System: What Does the Future Hold?

Feb 14, 2017 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 took a giant step toward universal health insurance coverage in the United States. Although it has been quite successful in accomplishing that goal, it has remained highly controversial. The new Administration is intent on repealing the law and replacing it with an alternative model.  

Why is health care reform so challenging? Why does “Obamacare” look as it does? Could alternative plans under consideration achieve the same gains? And what are the political prospects of those alternatives? Prominent health policy expert Dr. Sherry Glied describes the past, present, and possible future of health reform efforts in the US.

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At the Threshold

At the Threshold

Jul 1, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Commentary | Shelah Lekha

In this week’s parashah, the Israelites stand at the boundary of the Land of Israel—with all its potential for religious and national destiny and for physical danger—considering whether or not to enter. During the spring 2016 semester, JTS’s own entrance was the location of an art installation by Silvio Wolf, who uses moving images, still projections, light, and sound to engage the history and symbolism of specific venues.

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Weekday Minhah and Ma’ariv (female voice)

Weekday Minhah and Ma’ariv (female voice)

Jun 17, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne BrownProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Shabbat Evening (female voice)

Shabbat Evening (female voice)

Jun 15, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne BrownProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Shabbat Pesukei Dezimra and Shaharit (female voice)

Shabbat Pesukei Dezimra and Shaharit (female voice)

Jun 13, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne Brown and Cantor Jennifer Kanarek CahnProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Shabbat Musaf (female voice)

Shabbat Musaf (female voice)

Jun 11, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne BrownProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Musaf (female voice)

Shabbat Rosh Hodesh Musaf (female voice)

Jun 9, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne Brown and Cantor Jennifer Kanarek CahnProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Shabbat Minhah (female voice)

Shabbat Minhah (female voice)

Jun 7, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings

Recordings by Cantor Arianne BrownProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Festival Ma’ariv (female voice)

Festival Ma’ariv (female voice)

Jun 5, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings | Pesah | Shavuot | Shemini Atzeret | Simhat Torah | Sukkot

Recordings by Cantor Arianne BrownProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Festival Musaf (female voice)

Festival Musaf (female voice)

Jun 1, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Prayer Recordings | Pesah | Shavuot | Shemini Atzeret | Simhat Torah | Sukkot

Recordings by Cantor Arianne Brown and Cantor Jennifer Kanarek CahnProject coordinator: Rabbi David Freidenreich

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Sage Voices

Sage Voices

May 26, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Short Video

A diverse group of rabbis and religious leaders speak about end-of-life issues and how they integrate Jewish tradition into their own teaching and care for others.  Created by the Center for Pastoral Education at JTS as part of What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life, a joint project of the Center for Pastoral Education, JCC Manhattan and The New Jewish Home, with generous funding from Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.

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Open Book Open Heart: Siddur Lev Shalem and the Future of Prayer

Open Book Open Heart: Siddur Lev Shalem and the Future of Prayer

May 24, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Lev Shalem editors Rabbis Edward Feld and Jan Uhrbach discuss with Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen the unique spiritual needs and challenges of this generation and how this new prayer book responds.

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Religion and Diplomacy

Religion and Diplomacy

May 9, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Religion is personal, yet it looms large in international diplomacy, much as it factors into interpersonal relations. This year’s lecture is a high level conversation between two veteran diplomats, Archbishop Bernardito Auza and Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, whose religions are essential to who they are and how they conduct their diplomatic work.

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Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: The Changing Contours of Free Expression

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: The Changing Contours of Free Expression

Mar 28, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Frederick M. Lawrence—Yale Law School senior research scholar, past president of Brandeis University, and a leading  expert on civil rights, free expression, and bias crimes—explores the boundaries of free expression in the 2016 Bernard G. Segal Memorial Lecture.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Realities and Responses

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Realities and Responses

Feb 2, 2016 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

What are the realities on the ground in Syria and other affected countries? What are our responsibilities as individuals, as a country, and as a Jewish community? How do we fulfill the Jewish moral imperative of dealing compassionately with the stranger even as we ensure domestic security?

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Disabilities, Inclusion, and Jewish Education

Disabilities, Inclusion, and Jewish Education

Dec 9, 2015 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

How does the Jewish community help individuals with a range of disabilities participate meaningfully in Jewish education and Jewish life? A panel of experts discusses key innovations and challenges in the field as they apply to both formal and informal Jewish education, and explores which programs, services, and opportunities are still missing.

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No Religion Is an Island

No Religion Is an Island

Nov 24, 2015 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A conversation between UTS President Professor Serene Jones and JTS Chancellor Professor Arnold Eisen, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Abraham Joshua Heschel’s revolutionary address at Union Theological Seminary.

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50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

Nov 20, 2015 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Mordechay Lewy, the Immediate Past Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Holy See, delivers a lecture titled, “50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue.”

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Ushpizin

Ushpizin

Oct 2, 2015 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Commentary | Sukkot

Ushpizin, (literally, “guests”) is the tradition of inviting the exalted men and women of the Bible into our sukkot. Each year, since 5772, professional and novice artists including JTS students, faculty, and staff have taken the concept of ushpizin as the centerpiece and inspiration for an art installation in the famed sukkot built each year in the JTS courtyard. Part of the JTS Arts Initiative, the sukkot exhibit is managed under the guidance of Tobi Kahn, JTS artist-in-residence.

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan: 50 Years of Nostra Aetate

Timothy Cardinal Dolan: 50 Years of Nostra Aetate

May 7, 2015 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

His Eminence Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrates Jewish-Catholic relations on the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate.

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