Jewish Theological Seminary

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Guided Tour of The Jews of Corfu: Between the Adriatic and the Ionian

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Between the Lines: The Book of Revolutions

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Elul: A Journey Toward Repentance III

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High Holiday Webinar: Bridging Dust and Divinity in the Days of Awe

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High Holiday Webinar: The Journey Toward Repentance and Forgiveness

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Peretz/Kafka/Chagall: A Jewish Modernist Triptych

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Opening Event: New Exhibit on The Jews of Corfu

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High Holiday Webinar for Rabbis: Hineni: A Traveler’s Prayer

From: 2022-08-29 1:0 PM
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The Stories That Objects Tell

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Alexander, Was He Great?

From: 2022-08-15 1:0 PM
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High Holiday Webinar for Rabbis: The Complexity of Memory During the Yamim Noraim

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The Protest Literature of Mizrahi Writers

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Abortion, Beyond Law

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What Six Very Short Stories in the Babylonian Talmud Tell Us About Jewish Law and Life

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A Jewish Doctor in Medieval Spain and His Demon

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A Contemporary, Philosophical Reading of the Sacrifice of Isaac

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Biblical Hebrew Workshop

From: 2022-07-13 1:0 PM
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How Jewish Storytelling Shapes the Religious Imagination

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Telling Difficult Stories

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(Far From) All About Eve

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JTS Library Exhibit: To Build A New Home: Celebrating Jewish Weddings

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The Center for Pastoral Education Benefit Luncheon

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Jewish Theology in America, Today and Tomorrow

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Resilience in the Face of the Crusades

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JTS Commencement Exercises and Ordination

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Watering the Soul in Times of Faith and Doubt

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Reaching for the Heavens: The Music of Composer Gerald Cohen

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Between the Lines: From Jerusalem to Delhi, through Persia

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The Gender of God in Ancient Israel

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“I Shall Not Fear”: Liturgy, Emotional Honesty, and Resilience

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Dissent and Tolerance in Jewish History

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Does Faith Matter?: The Ancient Jewish Debate About Faith and Mitzvot

From: 2022-05-09 2:0 PM
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Turn It and Turn It Again: An Introduction to Midrash

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Between the Lines: Hélène Jawhara Piñer

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Writing Jewish: A Discussion with Nicole Krauss and Joshua Cohen

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It Could Happen Here

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Introduction to the Talmudic Argument

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Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

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Because You Hear the Prayers of Your People Israel in Mercy

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Writing Jewish: A Discussion with Nicole Krauss and Joshua Cohen

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It Could Happen Here

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Voices of Jerusalem

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Jewish Community Voices from Ukraine

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The Still, Small Voice: A Journalist and Her Rabbi on Regaining Intimate, Authentic Conversation

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Talking Points: Can Journalists and Clergy Offer Wisdom About Our Public Discourse?

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Debate Among the Prophets: Isaiah vs. Jeremiah

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Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story

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Mandatory Fun: The Commandment of Joy

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The Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations

From: 2022-03-31 1:0 PM
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Hate on Trial: The Charlottesville Case

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Divine Rage

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JTS at the 2022 Jewish University for a Day

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Loneliness as a Spiritual Crisis

From: 2022-03-21 2:0 PM
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Staged Reading of “The Spanish Prayer Book”

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Compassion and Love in Jewish Mystical Sources

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The “Burning Heart”: From the Book of Jeremiah to the Metropolitan Opera

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Alexander, Was He Great? • Morningside Area Alliance
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Alexander, Was He Great?

ALEXANDER, WAS HE GREAT? RABBINIC CRITICISM OF ROME THROUGH ALEXANDER NARRATIVES

Part of our summer learning series: Stories and Storytelling

Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Online

With Dr. Benjamin Levy, Adjunct Assistant Professor

The rabbis of late antiquity did not write books of theology or political treatises. Rather, they composed stories that would draw the heart and guide the mind to communicate those ideas and practices they deemed essential to Jewish continuity and growth after the destruction of the Second Temple. To accomplish this the sages often redesigned existing literature from the surrounding culture. In “Alexander, was he great?” Ben Levy will explore the ways that the rabbis of late antiquity lampooned stories of Alexander appearing in the popular Greek Alexander Romance, a collection of legends praising Alexander’s fabulous deeds and travels, to criticize Roman imperialism and creatively resist their rule. As conceptions of the Other are frequently employed to formulate the self, Dr. Levy will illustrate the rabbis’ use of these narratives to establish and define a Jewish identity that stands in distinction to the morals and behaviors of Rome.

Please register for the Stories and Storytelling series in order to receive the Zoom link for this series. Once you register for the Stories and Storytelling series, your registration admits you to all sessions in this series, and you may attend as many sessions as you’d like.

ABOUT DR. BENJAMIN LEVY

Rabbi Ben Levy, PhD, is adjunct associate professor at JTS. He has studied Midrash at the Gershon Kekst Graduate School and has taught rabbinic narrative in Nishma, JTS’s summer Beit Midrash program for five of those years.

Rabbi Levy is the author of A Faithful Heart: Preparing for the High Holy Days, a study text based upon Midrash Ma’aseh Avraham Avinu, and A Faithful Spirit: Preparing for Chanukah, based on Megillat Antiochus. Rabbi Levy has recently been named rabbi emeritus of Congregation Etz Chaim in Monroe Township, New Jersey, where he served as spiritual leader for the past 25 years.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Stories and Storytelling

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

Date

Aug 15 2022
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

Virtual

Venue

Online
online

Organizer

Jewish Theological Seminary
Website
http://www.jtsa.edu/