Scholarship and Teaching

Ideas and Research from the JTS Faculty

On Jewish Catastrophe and Rebirth

On Jewish Catastrophe and Rebirth

Dec 07, 2020

Professor David Roskies spent 16 years co-editing the latest volume in the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, covering the Jewish world from 1939–1973.

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Millennials and Jewish Life

Millennials and Jewish Life

Dec 07, 2020

A group of researchers has followed up with the Conservative b’nei mitzvah class of 1995 to understand the trajectory of their connection to Judaism.

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Ruth and Naomi Set to Music

Ruth and Naomi Set to Music

Dec 07, 2020

Cantor Gerald Cohen, an assistant professor in JTS’s H. L. Miller Cantorial School, is also a prolific composer. His new work, Amid the Alien Corn (Ruth and Naomi) will have its world premiere next fall at JTS.

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Biblical Study and the Believing Jew

Biblical Study and the Believing Jew

Dec 07, 2020

Don’t miss this chance to eavesdrop on a conversation between JTS Professor Benjamin Sommer and an Orthodox colleague about being both an academic biblical scholar and a believing Jew.

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Emotions in Rabbinic Law

Emotions in Rabbinic Law

Dec 07, 2020

Jewish law might seem dry and objective, but Assistant Professor Sarah Wolf is fascinated by what it shows about how the rabbis understood human emotions—and how that affected the laws they devised.

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Giving God a Chance

Giving God a Chance

Dec 07, 2020

Angry, cruel, violent—they’re common adjectives used to describe the God of the Hebrew Bible. But in her fall course, Professor Amy Kalmanofsky hopes students discover a more complex figure than popularly described.

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Judaism, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Judaism, Human Rights, and Social Justice

Dec 07, 2020

On the syllabus for this fall course, Aristotle and Locke share real estate with the Shulhan Arukh, and liberal philosopher John Rawls bumps up against the Talmud.

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