Some Unexpected Stories About Women in the Talmud

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Part of our series "The 'Other' in Jewish Text and Tradition" January 25, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Although most Talmudic anecdotes feature men, some feature wives, mothers, and daughters of rabbis. These women learned Jewish law, and even, on occasion, helped formulate it. Join Dr. Judith Hauptman to study several of these short […]

The Questions Jews Ask, The Answers Rabbis Give

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ONLINE MINI-COURSE WITH RABBI MORDY SCHWARTZ Thursdays, January 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Responsa are among the oldest and most enduring forms of Jewish literature. We […]

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JTS Rabbinic Convocation

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ONLINE CEREMONY Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. ET JTS will bestow honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees at a convocation ceremony recognizing distinguished members of the rabbinate who have served the Conservative Movement and the Jewish people with distinction for over 25 years. REGISTER For more information, contact convocation@jtsa.edu. The honorees (Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa) are: […]

Other Gods: What the Bible Thinks about Other Nations’ Deities

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OTHER GODS: WHAT THE BIBLE THINKS ABOUT OTHER NATIONS' DEITIES (OR: IS THE BIBLE REALLY MONOTHEISTIC?) February 1, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET Part of our series "The 'Other' in Jewish Text and Tradition" This session is generously sponsored by the Messer family in memory of Susan Kortsen. The Bible frequently instructs the nation […]

Between the Lines: Legacy of Blood

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LEGACY OF BLOOD: JEWS, POGROMS, AND RITUAL MURDER IN THE LAND OF THE SOVIETS Monday, February 1, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET As part of Between the Lines: Author Conversations from The Library of JTS, join us for an online discussion with author and historian Elissa Bemporad about her book, Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder […]

Different But Equal? The Paradox of Chosenness

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DIFFERENT BUT EQUAL WITH DR. ALAN COOPER Part of Our Series "The 'Other' in Jewish Text and Tradition February 8, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET Jewish conceptions of chosenness or election—rooted especially in the language of Exodus 19:5-6—traditionally were hierarchical, often asserting Jewish superiority over others. Such notions run afoul of modern ideas about social justice, typically […]