Stories and Storytelling

/ 5782 | Monday Webinar Stories and Storytelling

Mondays, June 20 – August 22, 2022
1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. ET 

About the Series

Join JTS scholars to explore a selection of stories drawn from across ancient, rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish literature. We will consider the power of shared stories, the unique ways in which they transmit values, norms, culture, and information, and how they can bring Jews together across time and space.  

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(Far From) All About Eve
with Dr. Alan Cooper
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Telling Difficult Stories:
Philip Roth’s “Operation Shylock”
with Dr. David Kraemer
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How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the
Religious Imagination

with Rabbi Mychal Springer
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Passion and Violence:
The Sacrifice of Isaac as a Philosophical Story
with Dr. Miriam Feldman Kaye
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A Jewish Doctor in Medieval Spain and His Demon
with Dr. Raymond Scheindlin
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What Six Short Stories in the Babylonian Talmud
Tell Us About Jewish Law and Life
with Dr. Judith Hauptman
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The Protest Literature of Mizrahi Writers
with Dr. Beverly Bailis
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Alexander, Was He Great? Rabbinic Criticisms of Rome through Alexander Narratives
with Dr. Benjamin Levy
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The Stories that Objects Tell
with Dr. Barbara Mann
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Bibliography | The Object of Jewish Literature Book Information