Shavuot Webinar for Rabbis

Date: May 10, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sponsor: Holidays | Online Learning for Clergy

Location: Online

Category: Clergy: Continuing Ed Holidays & Prayer

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

Where is Halakhah From? Revelation in Modern Jewish Thought and Law

How do modern Jewish thinkers and poskim understand the event and content of revelation? We will look at selections of their works, including several from hakdamot to halakhic texts, to learn how some of these figures draw on biblical and rabbinic themes to shed light on legal interpretation, rabbinic authority, and the relationship between the Written and Oral Torah.

This webinar is presented by Dr. Yonatan Brafman.

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Dr. Yonatan Brafman is assistant professor of Jewish thought and ethics at JTS. His research focuses on the intersection of Jewish thought, Jewish law, and contemporary moral and legal philosophy. He is currently working on a book titled Critical Philosophy of Halakha. He has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, Yeshivat Hadar, and Yeshivat HaKotel.

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