Shavuot: Webinar for Rabbis

Date: May 29, 2019 - May 29, 2019

Time: noon - 1:15 p.m.

Sponsor: Holidays | Online Learning for Clergy

Location: Online

Category: Clergy: Continuing Ed

Join JTS for a free webinar for rabbis designed to inspire you in your preparation of Shavuot derashot and teaching this year.

Disciplining Desire: The Meaning of the Tenth Commandment

presented by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond

There has always been some uncertainty about the meaning of the mitzvah lo tahmod, often translated “You shall not covet.” We will explore the rabbinic attempt to establish its halakhic parameters and then consider its importance in guiding our lives and, in particular, its relevance to our present environmental crisis.


Rabbi Eliezer Diamond is the Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. He is currently writing a volume on prayer that will address the problem of cognitive dissonance for the contemporary worshipper and offer readings of traditional liturgy that use midrashic methodology to find meaning for the modern Jew. He is also editing a commentary on Yerushalmi Pesahim by Dr. Louis Ginzberg (z”l).

For more information, please contact Rabbi Tim Bernard, JTS director of digital learning and engagement: (212) 678-8908 or

Offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly.