JTS in the Berkshires Summer 2024—Session III

Date: Aug 23, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Massachusetts

Category: Community Courses JTS in the Berkshires

Session III: What if the Torah is Forgotten? On the History of an Idea and the Legacy of the Rabbis 

Friday, August 23, 2024
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Shakespeare & Company 
Elayne P. Bernstein Theater 
70 Kemble Street 
Lenox, Massachusetts 

With Dr. Yitz Landes, Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literatures and Cultures, JTS 

The concept of Torah is surely one of the most central ideas in Judaism. And yet, how exactly has this concept been defined over the course of Jewish history? By looking closely at how the rabbis of antiquity defined Torah and attended to its preservation, we will be able to better reflect on the meaning of Torah and the Jewish tradition in contemporary times. We will also think about how, on a personal level, we decide what to preserve and pass on to the next generation. 

Tickets: $15 per session 

Questions: Contact Alisa Braun at (212) 678-8819 or sabraun@jtsa.edu

Presented in partnership with Knesset Israel and in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.  

Session I is July 12: The first session of JTS in the Berkshires 2024 is Nine Months Later: New Frameworks for Confronting Contemporary Antisemitism with Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Chancellor and Irving Lehrman Research Professor of American Jewish History, JTS 

Session II is August 9: The second session of JTS in the Berkshires 2024 is Living With Uncertainty: Truth and Doubt in Rabbinic Literature with Dr. Sarah Wolf, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS