Living a Life of Meaning

By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Dec 21, 2020 / 5781 | Philosophy

The disruption to our normal life, and for many, close encounters with mortality, provides an opportunity to evaluate what is truly important in our lives. Guided by JTS faculty and fellows we discuss the role of values, ethics, and Torah in the quest for a well-lived life. 

Anticipating Death and Finding Satisfaction
in Life: 
The Profound Wisdom of Kohelet
with Dr. David Kraemer

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Generosity, Gratitude, and Faith:
Rav Eliyahu Dessler’s Integrative Approach
to Creating a Meaningful Life
with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond

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Gifts of Wisdom: The Historical Traditions
and Values of the Ethical Will
with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund

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Spiritual Meaning and Inspiration
in Hasidic Teaching
with Dr. Eitan Fishbane

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The Torah’s Take on Happiness
with Rabbi Jan Uhrbach

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Nurturing Character, Community, and Meaning-Making Through Jewish Education
with Dr. Jeffrey Kress

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The Wholeness of a Broken Heart
with Rabbi Mychal Springer

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The Certainty of Uncertainty
with Dr. Alan Cooper

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Trauma and Testimony in an Oversharing Society
with Dr. Edna Friedberg

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Mitzvot and the Path to Human Flourishing
with Dr. Yonatan Brafman

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The Book Smugglers of the Vilna Ghetto:
Choosing a Life of Meaning Under the Specter of Death
with Dr. David Fishman

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