JTS in the Berkshires: Paths of Resistance

Date: Jul 07, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Massachusetts

Category: JTS in Your Community

Join JTS scholars as they explore examples of Jewish resistance in different contexts: from civil disobedience and armed action to cultural and spiritual forms of resistance. What lessons we can learn from the struggle to maintain humanity and dignity in dangerous and uncertain times?

Fridays, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, Massachusetts

July 7

Poet as Prophet: Social Protest in Modern Hebrew Poetry
Dr. Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabin Professor of Jewish Literature

July 21

Resistance as a Religious Virtue: Confronting the Divine in Rabbinic Literature
Dr. Hillel Ben Sasson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies

August 4

Hannah and Her Sons: The Power of Religious Resistance
Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

August 18

“Not Like Sheep to the Slaughter”: Writing About Resistance in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Dr. Avinoam Patt, JTS Fellow and Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Hartford



$25 per session; $85 for all four

For More Information

Contact Lynn Feinman at (212) 678-8821 or lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

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