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  1. The Righteous Convert of Vilna

    Video by Dr. David Fishman on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Dr. David E. Fishman, Professor of Jewish History, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 2, 2014

  2. What the Rabbis of the Talmud Learned from Naomi and Ruth

    Video by Rabbi Judith Hauptman on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Dr. Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 10, 2014

  3. The Problem with the Convert

    Video by Dr. David Kraemer on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 10, 2014

  4. Acquiring a New Past

    Video by Rabbi David Hoffman on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Rabbi David Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 17, 2014

  5. A Deer in the Sheepfold: A Conversion Tale

    Video by Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, Professor Emerita, Department of Jewish Literature, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 17, 2014

  6. Who Are You? A Question for All of Us

    Video by Rabbi Eliezer Diamond on May 21, 2014 in Holidays

    Sound Bytes of Torah for Shavu’ot with Dr. Eliezer Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS. ...

    tibernard - June 17, 2014

  7. Call Them by Their Names

    Commentary by Rabbi Joel Alter on May 2, 2014 in Holidays

    When I’m at a hotel over Shabbat, I have a set Friday afternoon ritual. I present myself to the restaurant’s maître d’ and explain that I’d like to preorder and prepay my Saturday breakfast as my religious practice bars me from spending money on t ...

    stasch - April 30, 2014

  8. The Meaning of the Shmurah Matzah

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on April 18, 2014 in Holidays

    One of the centerpieces of seder night is the eating of matzah, the unleavened bread. And while matzah reminds us of the haste in which the Israelites departed from the land of Egypt, it contains in it another compelling message. The evening of th ...

    stasch - April 10, 2014

  9. Preparing for Seder Part 3—Visual Midrash on the Four Children

    Commentary by Rabbi Samuel Barth on April 11, 2014 in Holidays

    The four children (formerly known as the four sons) are among the most provocative part of the seder—for children provoke their parents. That is why Elijah is needed to restore peace between the generations . The evolution of the text as we fin ...

    stasch - April 10, 2014

  10. For Millennials and Their Families

    Commentary by Professor Arnold M. Eisen on April 10, 2014 in Holidays

    I gathered six students from JTS’s undergraduate Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies in my office last week to talk about the ways in which family dynamics add meaning—and tension—to family Passover seders. This has always been the case, I be ...

    stasch - April 11, 2014

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