Communings of the Spirit, Vol. III

Communings of the Spirit, Vol. III

Dec 7, 2020 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A discussion with Dr. Mel Scult: Mordecai M. Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionism, and the rabbi who initiated the first Bat Mitzvah, also produced the longest Jewish diary on record. In 27 volumes, running from 1913 to 1978, Kaplan shares with us not only his reaction to the great events of his time, but also his very personal thoughts on every aspect of religion and Jewish life. In this volume, editor and Kaplan biographer Mel Scult presents Kaplan contemplating the momentous events of the 1940s. 

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Bound in the Bond of Life

Bound in the Bond of Life

Dec 1, 2020 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A discussion with author Dr. Beth Kissileff: On October 27, 2018, three congregations were holding their morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood when a lone gunman entered the building and opened fire. He killed 11 people and injured six more in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. The story made international headlines for weeks following the shooting, but Pittsburgh and the local Jewish community could not simply move on when the news cycle did.

 

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Tales of the Holy Mysticat

Tales of the Holy Mysticat

Nov 12, 2020 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

In Tales of the Holy Mysticat, Rabbi Adler, a professor of Modern Jewish Thought and one of our generation’s most profoundly creative scholars, uses a collection of whimsical stories, interspersed with cleverly drawn black-and-white illustrations, to provide unique insights into Jewish mysticism. And it’s all portrayed through the life of her cat. In this online conversation, Rabbi Adler discusses how, just as the Holy Mysticat became Adler’s teacher, so too can the Holy Mysticat teach us all.

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Remix Judaism

Remix Judaism

Nov 9, 2020 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Relying on modern Jewish sociology, in addition to narratives running the gamut from the Talmud to timely interviews and personal stories, Remix Judaism shows how a Jewish tradition open to personal meaning can substantially deepen one’s connection to Jewish tradition. 

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Judaism (Religions of Humanity series)

Judaism (Religions of Humanity series)

Oct 26, 2020 By Burton L. Visotzky | Public Event video

How do you portray 2,000 years of Judaism in only three volumes? That’s what co-editors Dr. Burton L. Visotzky of JTS and Professor Dr. Michael Tilly of Tübingen University discuss at this celebration of Judaism. Their new three-volume compendium offers a global view of Jewish history, an overview of Jewish literature, and insight into Jewish culture and modernity.

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The Art of the Jewish Family: A History Of Women In Early New York In Five Objects

The Art of the Jewish Family: A History Of Women In Early New York In Five Objects

Jun 22, 2020 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

An online discussion with Dr. Laura Arnold Leibman about her recent book.

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A History of the Talmud

A History of the Talmud

Feb 25, 2020 By David C. Kraemer | Public Event video

A discussion with JTS’s Dr. David Kraemer about his new book, which offers a sophisticated but accessible introduction to the Talmud, its origins, and its status through history.

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Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto: Writing Our History

Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto: Writing Our History

Jan 22, 2020 By David G. Roskies | Public Event audio

A discussion with JTS’s Dr. David G. Roskies about his powerful new collection of writings from the Warsaw Ghetto, recording the Holocaust from the perspective of its first interpreters, the victims themselves.

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