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Finding Balance in the New Year

Finding Balance in the New Year

Sep 14, 2022

Chancellor Schwartz explores how to achieve balance between essential work and spirituality by embracing rituals.

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New Library Exhibition: Jews of Corfu

New Library Exhibition: Jews of Corfu

Aug 23, 2022

The JTS Library’s new exhibit offers a selection of rare materials that tell the fascinating history of Corfu’s vibrant but little-known Jewish communities.

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Fall 2022 Learning Series:  Dangerous Ideas: Censorship Through a Jewish Lens

Fall 2022 Learning Series: Dangerous Ideas: Censorship Through a Jewish Lens

Aug 17, 2022

In our Fall 2022 Learning Series, JTS scholars will examine efforts to control knowledge from ancient to contemporary times, exploring the ways in which censorship both reflects and shapes broader ideological struggles. 

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JTS Board of Trustees Elects New Members

JTS Board of Trustees Elects New Members

Jul 26, 2022

Two new members join the JTS Board of Trustees.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 29

Guided Tour of The Jews of Corfu: Between the Adriatic and the Ionian

JTS | Visit Library Exhibits

Join us September 29 for a guided tour of The Jews of Corfu exhibit at JTS, which offers a window into the rich history and culture of the little-known Jewish communities of Corfu. On display will be a selection of illustrated prayer books, historical documents, celebratory poems, and elaborately decorated ketubbot that tell the story of the island’s vibrant, distinct, and sometimes contentious Jewish communities.

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Oct 19

Biblical Hebrew Advanced Seminar: The Book of Ruth

Online | Online Learning

In this live online course, Dr. David Zev Moster, adjunct assistant professor of Bible at JTS, will read through the Book of Ruth and discuss literary themes, focusing on difficult passages and exploring multiple options for translation and interpretation.

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Oct 24

Conversion to and from Judaism

Online | Online Learning

Dr. Benjamin Gampel investigates the history of conversion into and out of Judaism in the Christian and Islamic worlds from late antiquity to the first stirrings of modernity (4th-17th centuries) in western Europe.

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Oct 24

Written in Stone? Writing and Rewriting the Bible

Online | Dangerous Ideas: Censorship Through a Jewish Lens | Public Lectures & Events

Join Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at JTS for a discussion about writing and rewriting the Bible. Part of our fall learning series Dangerous Ideas: Censorship Through a Jewish Lens.

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Oct 25

The Paradox of Ukrainian Jewish History

Online | Online Learning

For centuries Ukraine was both a major center of Jewish life and cultural vitality, and also the site of brutal anti-Jewish violence. In this online course, Dr. David Fishman examines the paradox of Ukrainian Jewish history.

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