Jewish Responses to Tragedy

By :  Burton L. Visotzky Nathan and Janet Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies Posted On Oct 5, 2012 / 5773 | Our Better Angels: After 9/11 | Interreligious

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies and director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, JTS, speaks about Jewish traditions on tragedy. From Our Better Angels: Resources for the Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Our Better Angels, was a three part series exploring Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions on Tragedy, Mourning, and Healing. The Jewish Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary cosponsored three evenings of learning and music at St. Paul’s Chapel (right next to Ground Zero) in New York City. Each evening explored Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions on Tragedy, Mourning, and Healing, respectively. Each event was concluded by a live musical performance.