Can Jewish thought help us understand our role in confronting climate change? Can it guide us when facing the loss of a loved one? In our modern, technology-saturated society, are there ways to feel close to God, to sense and appreciate sacred moments? Can Jewish theology speak to issues we care about and bring greater meaning to our lives?
Rabbi Neil Gillman (z”l)—who taught theology at JTS and at countless synagogues during his long and distinguished career—believed that Jewish theology should be the province of all Jews and that it should honestly address the challenges of the day. Inspired by his legacy, our panelists (Professor Mara Benjamin, Rabbi Toba Spitzer, Rabbi Mychal Springer, and Professor Arnold M. Eisen) will explore new directions in Jewish theology and what they have to say to contemporary Jews in this year’s Henry N. and Selma S. Rapaport Memorial Lecture on Jan 25. #linkinbio