Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Apr 20, 2021 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

In Dangerous Religious Ideas, Rabbi Mikva argues all religious ideas are dangerous—not only those we might consider extremist, but even those that stand at the heart of faith. Because most religious traditions have always understood this peril, they have transmitted tools of self-critique as essential to their teachings.

 

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The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice

The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice

Jan 15, 2021 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

For Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, the Rev. John Vaughn of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta joins us to discuss renewing the Black-Jewish coalition for social Justice.

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A Dialogue of Love: Interreligious Cooperation and Global Well-Being

A Dialogue of Love: Interreligious Cooperation and Global Well-Being

Nov 16, 2020 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

Professor Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace International, discusses how multifaith alliances can further peace and well-being in our fractured world.

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Isaac Unbound: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam read the Offering of Abraham’s Beloved Son

Isaac Unbound: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam read the Offering of Abraham’s Beloved Son

Aug 31, 2020 By Burton L. Visotzky | Public Event video | Video Lecture

By reading texts from the New Testament, Church Fathers, and Quran we can see how Christians and Muslims read this seminal story. A medieval midrash shows how Rabbis responded to the interpretations of the other “Abrahamic religions.” The class concludes with a discussion of the problem with the ideology of martyrdom that all three religions read in the harrowing tale of Genesis 22.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul

Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul

Dec 10, 2019 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event audio

A discussion with author Edward K. Kaplan about his biography of one of the most outstanding Jewish thinkers of the 20th century.

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Translating the Book of Job

Translating the Book of Job

Nov 14, 2019 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event audio

A discussion with renowned scholar Dr. Edward Greenstein about his revelatory new translation of the Book of Job.

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Confronting Hate

Confronting Hate

Oct 24, 2019 By The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event audio

A discussion about the social justice work of the late Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, with his widow Dr. Georgette Bennett, a humanitarian and philanthropist.

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On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice

On the Bus! The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice

Mar 27, 2019 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Public Event video

A conversation with Sister Simone Campbell, longtime social activist and the executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. 

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Anti-Semitism in America: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Move Forward?

Anti-Semitism in America: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Move Forward?

Dec 11, 2018 By Shuly Rubin Schwartz | Public Event video

What explains the persistence of anti-Semitism through the ages—even here, today, in the United States? Our noted experts explore anti-Semitism’s historical and theological origins and trace its changing nature over time. They also discuss efforts to counter its pernicious effects and enhance intercultural and interreligious understanding.

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The Changing Face of the American Jewish Family

The Changing Face of the American Jewish Family

Nov 19, 2018 By Leonard A. Sharzer

Co-published by the Louis Finkelstein Inistitute for Religious and Social Studies and JTS Press, and edited by Rabbi Leonard Sharzer and Rabbi Burton Visotzky.

In the American Jewish community of the 21st century, as in the broader American community, the meaning of being a family is changing, often at a pace that communal institutions have difficulty keeping up with. 

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