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  1. Can the Center Hold?

    Commentary by Marc Gary on May 30, 2014 in Conservative Judaism

    “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” —William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming” Last week, The Jewish Theological Seminary presented an honorary degree to Philip Roth, one of the greatest American writers of t ...

    stasch - May 28, 2014

  2. MK Dr. Ruth Calderon's JTS Commencement Address 2014

    Video by JTS on May 22, 2014 in Conservative Judaism

    MK Dr. Ruth Calderon's JTS Commencement Address 2014 Commencement May 22, 2014 Conservative Judaism JTS Thursday, May 22, 2014- 18:00 22 Iyyar 5774 ...

    stasch - June 2, 2014

  3. Being Holy in the 21st Century

    Commentary by Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik on April 25, 2014 in Conservative Judaism

    If I were challenged to present a one-sentence, pithy articulation of the overarching responsibility of a Jew in this world, I would be hard pressed to find abetter phrasing than the second verse of this week’s Torah reading, Parashat Kedoshim: “ Kedoshim ...

    stasch - April 10, 2014

  4. In Solomon's Temple: The Wisdom and Vitality of Solomon Schechter

    Video by JTS on May 8, 2013 in Conservative Judaism

    Schechter Conservative Judaism JTS A special opportunity to study with Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen as he delves into the enduring wisdom and vitality of the legendary Dr. Solomon Schechter, rabbinic scholar and president of JTS from 1902 to 1915. Learn the ...

    chschwartz - May 5, 2014

  5. Heschel and Kaplan: Cross Sections and Intersections

    Video by JTS on April 18, 2013 in Conservative Judaism

    Rabbis Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mordecai M. Kaplan were among the greatest Jewish minds of the 20th century. Remarkably, both "lived" and taught for many years at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), knew each other well, and at times shared ...

    chschwartz - May 5, 2014

  6. Solomon Schechter: A Personal Reflection

    Audio by JTS on November 19, 2012 in Conservative Judaism

    Solomon Schechter, ca. 1902. Photographer: Saville, Southport, England. [P3443] Special The Eternal Light Conservative Judaism Solomon Schechter In this archival clip from the 1945 Eternal ...

    chschwartz - May 5, 2014

  7. And the Gates Opened: Women in the Rabbinate

    Video by JTS on October 5, 2012 in Conservative Judaism

    The video profiles future female rabbis growing up with a new rabbinic model.  Created to mark JTS's celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the ordination of Conservative women.   Produced in 2005.  Coproduced with Diva Communications.   To purc ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - May 5, 2014

  8. Louis Finkelstein and the Conservative Movement: Conflict and Growth

    Audio by Rabbi Michael B. Greenbaum on October 4, 2012 in Conservative Judaism

    Public Event Library Book Talk Conservative Judaism America JTS Rabbi Michael B. Greenbaum, vice chancellor and chief operating officer of JTS, discussed hi ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - October 23, 2012

  9. In Memory of Sylvia Ettenberg

    Commentary by Rabbi Abigail Treu on June 30, 2012 in Conservative Judaism

    תלמוד בבלי מסכת תענית דף ט עמוד א רבי יוסי ברבי יהודה אומר: שלשה פרנסים טובים עמדו לישראל, אלו הן: משה, ואהרן, ומרים. ושלש מתנות טובות ניתנו על ידם... באר- בזכות מרים... מתה מרים- נסתלק הבאר. שנאמר (במדבר כ') ותמת שם מרים, וכתיב בתריה ולא היה מים לעד ...

    chschwartz - October 4, 2012

  10. Sacred Schlepping

    Commentary by Rabbi Andy Shugerman on May 26, 2012 in Conservative Judaism

    Numbers Rabbah 5:1  אל תכריתו את שבט וגו' הה"ד (תהלים לג) הנה עין ה' אל יראיו וגו' להציל ממות נפשם וגו' הנה עין ה' אל יראיו וגו' זה שבטו של לוי שהם יושבים ומקוים לחסדו של הקב"ה וכי כל הבריות אינן מיחלים לחסדו של הקב ...

    chschwartz - April 29, 2013