Remix Judaism

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Nov 9, 2020 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines

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. 

Remix Judaism offers an eloquent and thoughtful new vision for all Jews seeking a sense of belonging in a changing world, regardless of whether they’re observant by conventional measures. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall discusses how her book sets out a process of selection, rejection, and modification of rituals that allows for a balance of authenticity and autonomy. 

This event was sponsored by The JTS Library. Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, served as moderator.

About Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor at DePaul University College of Law. Professor Kwall earned her JD from the University of Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Brown University. She also has a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies. Professor Kwall is an internationally renowned scholar and lecturer and has published over 30 articles on a wide variety of topics including Jewish law and culture, authorship rights, and intellectual property. She is the author of several law casebooks that are used nationally as well as two monographs: The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition (Oxford U. Press, 2015) and The Soul of Creativity (Stanford U. Press, 2010).