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By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Jan 22, 2024 / 5784 | Monday Webinar


Mondays, January 22–June 3, 2024  
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 

Please note there will be no sessions on February 19, April 22, April 29, or May 27. 

Join JTS’s renowned faculty to learn about their current work and greatest passions. Drawing on their expertise, scholars will offer inspiring learning and expose us to new ideas and insights that help us connect the Jewish past with the Jewish future. 

Sources can be found here for Dr. Elias Sack’s Session on Monday, May 20, 2024

“Zion in the Diaspora”: How Jews Imagined They Lived in Zion Wherever they Actually Lived
with Dr. David Kraemer
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Where Are We Now?  Rethinking Exile, Diaspora and Home in Israel and America
with Dr. Arnold Eisen, Chancellor Emeritus
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Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: One Professor’s Reflections
with Dr. Michal Raucher
February 5, 2024
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NOTE: This session was not recorded for the public

Between Moscow, Kyiv, and Jerusalem:
How The Wars in Ukraine and Gaza Have Changed Russian and Ukrainian Attitudes Toward Israel and Jews
with Dr. David Fishman
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Jewish History and Education through the Lens of JTS’s Rare Manuscripts
with Dr. Yitz Landes
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A Queen in the Tomb of the Kings:
An Ancient Monument and its Modern Legacy
with Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz
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Mordecai the Jew and Esther the Greek:
The Changing Politics of the Book of Esther in Antiquity and Our Times
with Dr. Aaron Koller
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Law as a Moral Force: When President Truman and Chief Justice Warren Studied Talmud at JTS
with Dr. Shira Billet
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NOTE: Video available by request

Seeing the Unseeable:
Images of the Divine in Kabbalistic Texts
with Dr. Eitan Fishbane and
Dr. Marcus Mordecai Schwartz
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Prayer through the Lens of
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
with Rabbi Mychal Springer
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“Awaiting the Good Hour”:
Hope in the Bible as a Resource for Religious Life
with Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky
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From Symposium to Seder:
How The Rabbinic Adoption of Roman Party Conventions Became Our Passover Seder
with Dr. Robbert Harris
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Art as Witness: The Work and Remarkable Survival Story of Esther Lurie
with Dr. Shay Pilnik
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Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem
with Dr. Alan Cooper
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Gender, the Bible,
and the Art of Translation
with Dr. Elias Sacks
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What is the Torah, Actually?
Preparing for Shavuot

with Dr. Benjamin Sommer
June 3, 2024