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Mourning the Death of Prof. Eliezer Schweid (z”l)

Mourning the Death of Prof. Eliezer Schweid (z”l)

Jan 19, 2022

We mourn the passing of Professor Eliezer Schweid (z”l), a pre-eminent scholar, lecturer, and educator, who received an honorary Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree from JTS in 1997.

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Spring 2022 Learning Series

Spring 2022 Learning Series

Jan 4, 2022

Join JTS faculty and scholars to explore perceptions of emotions in Jewish text and tradition.

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At Home in America’s Home?

At Home in America’s Home?

Dec 3, 2021

Chancellor Schwartz reflects on her visit to the White House for the Hanukkah celebration.

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Arts Fellowship Focuses on Jews of Color

Arts Fellowship Focuses on Jews of Color

Nov 3, 2021

The JTS Hendel Center is lead sponsor of “The Workshop,” a new arts fellowship.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 31

Emotions and Reason, Experience and Intellect: Two Views of the Book of Psalms

Online | Judaism and the Inner Life Series | Online Learning

Dr. Benjamin Sommer examines the “psalms of crisis” in the Book of Psalms, and discusses several theories about the main emphasis of these psalms—whether complaint, plea, or sudden change of mood. He will connect those theories to varied conceptions of prayer in Jewish tradition. Part of our spring learning series, The Power of Emotion: Judaism and the Inner Life.

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Feb 1

Online Learning for Teens: The Origins of Human Difference

Online | Online Learning

JTS is excited to pilot an online course for teens this winter under the auspices of the Ivry Prozdor High School.

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Feb 2

When Jews Made Fellow Jews ‘Other’: Hasidism and Its Opponents

Online | Online Learning

Dr. David Fishman will study the conflict between the Hasidim and Mitnagdim and reflect on how the core principles of the dispute continue to shape our Jewish lives and guide our homes and institutions. Part of ScholarStream, a partnership of the Conservative Movement.

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Feb 7

Online Course: Jews and the Left: A History

Online | Community Courses | Online Learning

This course will focus on the relationship between Jews and left-wing politics in Europe, the Land of Israel, and the United States from the French Revolution until the fall of Communism. With Dr. David Fishman.

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Feb 7

Unlocking the Gates of Heaven: The Transformative Power of Grief

Online | Judaism and the Inner Life Series | Online Learning

In this session, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal will explore some rabbinic sources that focus on grief and the ways that the rabbis use it to transform their circumstances and their communities. Part of our spring learning series, The Power of Emotion: Judaism and the Inner Life.

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