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Jewish Theological Seminary

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New York, 10027 United States

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February 2017

Traversing Tradition: Transformation in and of Contemporary Jewish Life

February 7 - May 19

Exhibition Curator: Rebecca Pristoop Artists: Tamar Ettun; Jake Levin; Angela Strassheim; Silvio Wolf; Gil Yefman; Sarah Zell Young More Info: http://www.jtsa.edu/arts-at-jts About Traversing Tradition: The artistic process is one of inquiry and proposition. Artists encounter an idea, explore it from multiple perspectives, and propose new meanings that expand, challenge, or do away with the idea’s preexisting connotations. This act of creating new meaning is inherently spiritual: it changes the usual system that a person holds as a basis for self-definition. Artists…

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March 2017

Wondering Jews: Abigail Pogrebin and Joseph Telushkin in Conversation

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Henry N. and Selma S. Rapaport Memorial Lecture The Pew Research Center study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” revealed that most US Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture—not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that’s because we haven’t all looked at religious ritual closely enough. Her new book, My Jewish Year, is the result of a deep spiritual and scholarly exploration of every festival and fast, coming at an ancient tradition with fresh eyes. How…

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