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On Monday, January 30, JTS will launch its new spring learning series, entitled “The Space In-Between: Thresholds and Borders in Jewish Life and Thought.” Join JTS scholars to delve into the idea of liminality—the time or space in between—which we encounter often in Jewish ritual, identity, law, and life.
JTS and the world of Judaic studies have lost a towering scholar and a beloved colleague and teacher with the death of Dr. Menaham Schmelzer, the Albert B. and Bernice Cohen Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature and Jewish Bibliography.
“The Work of Her Hands: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers” will feature rare books printed by Jewish women from the earliest days of Hebrew publishing and new artwork created by American artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka.
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Fights about the fate of the state of Israel, and the Zionist movement that gave birth to it, have long been a staple of both Jewish and American political culture. Historian Eric Alterman traces this debate from its 19th-century origins to today in his latest book We Are Not One.