Earlier this week, JTS Library Director Dr. David Kraemer spoke to Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, a critically acclaimed Polish poet and rock musician who speaks out against Holocaust denial, genocide, and the rise of right-wing nationalism in Poland. Watch now: http://www.jtsa.edu/speaking-out-against-hate
What does an American President commit to when they take the oath of office – and what must we commit to? Rabbi @DanielNevins on #Bo in @NYJewishWeek. https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-oath-of-office-we-all-must-take/
Mazal tov to Mindy Schachtman, (LC ’02, KS ’16) and all of the other Jewish professionals, on being selected for Class 5 of the @Wexnertweets Field Fellowship. https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/the-wexner-foundation-announces-class-5-of-field-fellows/
MSM alumnus Adolphus Hailstork (BM ’65, MM ’66, HonDMA ’19) will have his composition, “Fanfare on Amazing Grace”, played by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band during pre-ceremony festivities at today’s inauguration 🇺🇸
LISTEN to the rehearsal here! https://bit.ly/3o3SlQ6
The historic performance will mark the second time that a contemporary African American composer’s music has
RT @UniteThePoor: The Biden-Harris inaugural committee announce @RevDrBarber will deliver the homily at the official inaugural prayer service this Thursday at Washington National Cathedral. #PoorPeoplesCampaign https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/01/19/biden-harris-william-barber-national-cathedral-prayer-service-thursday/
In honor of #MLK’s birthday, the Rev. John Vaughn of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta joined us to discuss renewing the Black-Jewish coalition for social Justice. Watch the recording of “The Relentless Pursuit of Racial Justice.” http://www.jtsa.edu/relentless-pursuit-of-racial-justice
“Dr. King understood that the dream that he was articulating, preaching about, spreading across the world was not really, in the first instance, his dream. It was the dream of God.” -Rev. Dr. James Forbes
RT @hollycappuccino: Your bitterness must be released before your blessings can be revealed. So cry out if you have to. But remember that God still has a dream. You can be part of His dream team. Let your faith navigate your way. You can do it. https://trcnyc.org/give via @RiversideNYC #Give
Share your well-wishes & prayers with Senator Raphael Warnock
Union Theological Seminary will collect prayers and well wishes for Senator Raphael Warnock and have them compiled and bound in a book that we will present to him later this Spring.
If you would like to participate, share your note to Senator Raphael Warnock below.
We will accept
“A new study looks at differences between the brains of Japanese classical musicians, Western classical musicians and non-musicians. Researchers investigated specific kinds of neural behavior in participants as they were exposed to unfamiliar rhythms and nonrhythmic patterns. Trained musicians showed greater powers of rhythmic prediction compared to non-musicians, with more subtle differences between those