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“The Art of the Ketubbah”: New Book from JTS Library

“The Art of the Ketubbah”: New Book from JTS Library

Jun 15, 2022

The Library of JTS has published “The Art of the Ketubbah,” showcasing its world-class collection of more than 600 ketubbot, or Jewish marriage contracts, accompanied by detailed commentary.

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Summer 2022 Learning Series: Stories and Storytelling

Summer 2022 Learning Series: Stories and Storytelling

Jun 2, 2022

Mondays, starting June 20, join JTS scholars to explore stories drawn from ancient, rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish literature.

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New Library Exhibit on Jewish Marriage

New Library Exhibit on Jewish Marriage

May 26, 2022

“To Build a New Home: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding” illustrates the evolution of Jewish marriage practices with rare materials from the 12th century to the present day.

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Commencement and Ordination 2022

Commencement and Ordination 2022

May 19, 2022

Watch the videos of JTS’s 128th commencement and Tekes Hasmakhah, ceremony of ordination.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 27

Telling Difficult Stories

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Philip Roth’s “Operation Shylock” gives expression to discomforts in Diaspora identities vis-à-vis Israel during the First Intifada. Join Dr. David Kraemer in exploring Roth’s recounting of the conflicts of this time, as Jews asked questions that are as pertinent today as they were then.

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Jul 11

How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Rabbi Mychal Springer, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Adjunct Professor, JTS, shows how Jewish storytelling shapes the religious imagination. Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling.

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Jul 13

Biblical Hebrew Workshop

Online | Jewish Education | Online Learning

Develop your skills in translating passages of the Tanakh independently with our Biblical Hebrew Workshop, a follow-up to the Jumpstart your Biblical Hebrew course.

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Jul 18

A Contemporary, Philosophical Reading of the Sacrifice of Isaac

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye, Adjunct Assistant Professor, JTS, takes a new philosophical look at the sacrifice of Isaac. Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling.

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Jul 25

A Jewish Doctor in Medieval Spain and His Demon

Online | Livestream | Public Lectures & Events | Stories and Storytelling

oseph, the protagonist of this proto-novel, at the urging of a mysterious companion, undertakes a journey that takes him to the land of the demons. We will read and discuss some of the stories that the travelers tell each other along the way and will attempt to unravel who the mysterious companion actually is.

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