Wrestling Over Sacred Issues

Wrestling Over Sacred Issues

Dec 9, 2006 By Matthew Berkowitz | Commentary | Vayishlah

Appropriately enough, this week’s Torah reading is Parashat Vayishlah.

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Role of the Synagogue Regarding Newcomers

Role of the Synagogue Regarding Newcomers

Jan 26, 2002 By Melissa Crespy | Commentary | Beshallah

Young Ms. Goldberg walks into the doors of a local synagogue.

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At Home, Running for Cover

At Home, Running for Cover

Jul 25, 2014 By Matthew Berkowitz | Commentary | Masei

The past month has been a time of great emotion and tension for those of us living in Israel. From the moment that Naftali Fraenkel (z”l), Gilad Sha’ar (z”l), and Eyal Yifrach (z”l) were kidnapped, there was a sense of foreboding that overtook the country.

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Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel on Peace

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel on Peace

Oct 5, 1972 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Documentary | Short Video

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel discussed peace in this clip called “Abraham Joshua Heschel Remembered,” and is from the last interview he gave before his death in 1972.

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To Lead a Jewish Life: Education for Living Part 2

To Lead a Jewish Life: Education for Living Part 2

Oct 5, 2012 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Documentary

The Sh’ma says, “Impress them [the Torah] upon your children” (Deuteronomy 6:7), but how has Judaism done that? This program investigates the mechanisms Judaism has used for generations to disseminate knowledge and forge a solid connection to one’s heritage. Featuring a Solomon Schechter day school, and Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia, plus commentary from Jewish educational leaders.

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Chancellor Eisen Discusses the Legacy of Rabbi David Hartman

Chancellor Eisen Discusses the Legacy of Rabbi David Hartman

Nov 4, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A discussion from “A Day of Study Celebrating the Impact of Rabbi Professor David Hartman,” held in New York City on May 5, 2013, featuring David Hartman’s onetime student and friend, Arnold Eisen, Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary, in conversation with Donniel Hartman (President, Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem). The program was recorded by Shalom TV.

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In Solomon’s Temple: The Wisdom and Vitality of Solomon Schechter

In Solomon’s Temple: The Wisdom and Vitality of Solomon Schechter

May 8, 2013 By Arnold M. Eisen | Video Lecture

A special opportunity to study with Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen as he delves into the enduring wisdom and vitality of the legendary Dr. Solomon Schechter, rabbinic scholar and president of JTS from 1902 to 1915. Learn the core works of Dr. Schechter’s ideology in their 19th-century context, and explore their continuing importance to 21st-century Judaism.

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Reason Versus Faith

Reason Versus Faith

Oct 22, 2011 By Abigail Treu | Commentary | Text Study | Bereishit

If the ancients worried to prove God’s existence, the challenge of Darwinian evolution posed an even greater threat: counterevidence to the biblical account of Creation. In the postmodern era, we Jews-in-the-center find ourselves oddly caught in the middle of a debate portrayed in the news media as between those who insist literally on the biblical account and those who reject it altogether.

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