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May 15, 2024

COMMENCEMENT AND ORDINATION 2024
COMMENCEMENT AND ORDINATION 2024
location   ONLINE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16
There's still time to register for the livestream of JTS's 130th Commencement Exercises and Tekes Hasmakhah (ordination ceremony).
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The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World
The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World
location   JTS | MONDAY, MAY 20, 7:30 P.M.
The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World makes the case that in an era of loneliness, social alienation, and ideological extremism, our deepest spiritual work is finding our way to one another—in celebration, sorrow, and solidarity. Author and Rabbinical School alum Rabbi Sharon Brous will discuss.
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Monday Learning Series

GENDER, THE BIBLE, AND THE ART OF TRANSLATION
GENDER, THE BIBLE, AND THE ART OF TRANSLATION
location   ONLINE  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 1:00–2:30 P.M. ET
What does it mean to faithfully render biblical Hebrew into contemporary English, especially as it pertains to gender? Join guest presenter Dr. Elias Sacks, director of the Jewish Publication Society, to hear about the methodologies, values, and scholarly considerations that informed the recent gender-sensitive edition of the JPS Tanakh.
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WHAT IS THE TORAH, ACTUALLY? PREPARING FOR SHAVUOT
WHAT IS THE TORAH, ACTUALLY? PREPARING FOR SHAVUOT
location   ONLINE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1:00–2:30 P.M. ET
Join Dr. Benjamin Sommer for an in-depth look at what defines the distinctive genre of the Torah, where this genre comes from, how it reappears in Jewish culture over time, and what addressing these questions can teach us about Judaism. The final session in our spring series.
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  New JTS Podcast: Exploring Kabbalah
New JTS Podcast: Exploring Kabbalah
NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY
The roots of many Jewish traditions originated in Tzefat after the expulsion from Spain. In this episode, Dr. Fishbane highlights the creative output from Tzefat and its continuing impact on Jewish observance.
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NEW BIBLICAL HEBREW COURSE
NEW BIBLICAL HEBREW COURSE
location   ONLINE  |  EIGHT TUESDAYS BEGINNING JUNE 18, 2:00–3:30 P.M. ET
Solidify your knowledge of biblical Hebrew verbs in our fast-paced Binyanim Bootcamp, led by master teacher Dr. David Zev Moster.
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In Case You Missed It

PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
PRAYING FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM
In honor of Yom Hazikkaron, Dr. Alan Cooper explored the ways in which the terminology, thinking, and position of Jerusalem has shifted. Using sources from the Psalms, Talmud, and medieval commentators, Cooper provided a new way of understanding Jerusalem.
Watch now  →
ANTISEMITISM AND ALLYSHIP: RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF ANTISEMITISM
ANTISEMITISM AND ALLYSHIP: RELIGIOUS ROOTS OF ANTISEMITISM
With Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz moderating, Dr. Mary Boys and Dr. Mehnaz Afirdi spoke about the antisemitism that has existed historically in Christianity and Islam, diving into religious texts and providing explanations and historical perspectives
Watch now  →
CREATING SPACE FOR HOPE AT A TIME OF ANTISEMITISM AND WAR
CREATING SPACE FOR HOPE AT A TIME OF ANTISEMITISM AND WAR
Rabbi David M. Kessel, a soon-to-be graduate from The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, wrote on the emotional whiplash of observing Yom Hazikkaron and Yom Ha’atzma’ut this year.
Read now  →
Torah Commentary
Torah: Are We Just Speaking, or Truly Communicating?
Loraine Enlow asks how we might move from just saying words to true communication.
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