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  1. Shemitah, Freedom, and Covenant in the Face of Assimilation

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on May 9, 2014 in Interreligious

    Parashat Behar opens with the commandment to observe the sabbatical cycle (for six years, one may plant crops and work the land and then, in the seventh year, the land must rest—what is known in halakhic terms as shenat shemitah, “the year of release”); s ...

    stasch - May 7, 2014

  2. Finding the Universal in the Particular: An Unexpected Offering from Va-yikra

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on February 24, 2014 in Interreligious

    With the opening of the book of Leviticus and its keen focus on sacrifices this coming Shabbat, many laypeople and clergy alike begin an exegetical struggle for connection and relevance. Chancellor Arnold Eisen describes the annual crisis well, commenting ...

    cldemesier - March 3, 2014

  3. The Future of Judaism and Islam on American Campuses

    Video by JTS on February 18, 2014 in Interreligious

    February 18, 2014--The Annual John Paul II Center Lecture at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), this panel focuses on how Jews and Muslims can learn from one another how to best form uniquely American religious identities that will serve them into adu ...

    cldemesier - February 24, 2014

  4. Building Bridges

    Commentary by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz on January 22, 2014 in Interreligious

    After legislating the multiplicity of laws in what has become known as Sefer Ha-Brit, the “Book of the Covenant,” Parashat Mishpatim concludes on a pessimistic note—a warning to the Israelites. Once they enter the Land of Israel, they are not to tolerate ...

    cldemesier - January 22, 2014

  5. 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

    Video by JTS on November 20, 2012 in Interreligious

    Vatican Israel JTS Presents "50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue" A Lecture by Mordechay Lewy, Immediate Past Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Holy See. Public Event Interreligious Dialogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSuli5cDp5o& ...

    chschwartz - November 20, 2012

  6. Daydreaming Out the Window

    Commentary by Rabbi Abigail Treu on October 17, 2012 in Interreligious

    The Windows by Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet, 1863–1933 In these darkened rooms, where I spend oppressive days, I pace to and fro to find the windows. When a window opens, it will be a consolation. But the windows cannot be found, or I cannot find the ...

    bidistefano - October 17, 2012

  7. An Interreligious Dialogue on Tragedy

    Video by JTS on October 5, 2012 in Interreligious

    Tragedy Mourning 9/11 Islam Christianity An interreligious dialogue on tragedy in Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. From Our Better Angels: Resources for the Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Our Better Angels, was a three part series e ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - May 5, 2014

  8. Jewish Responses to Tragedy

    Video by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on October 5, 2012 in Interreligious

    Tragedy 9/11 Theodicy Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies and director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, JTS, speaks about Jewish traditions on tragedy. From Our Better Ange ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - May 5, 2014

  9. Jewish Traditions on Healing

    Video by Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky on October 5, 2012 in Interreligious

    Healing Hope 9/11 Theodicy Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies and director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies, JTS, speaks about Jewish traditions on healing. From Our Better ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - May 5, 2014

  10. Preaching the Gospel of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Video by Reverend Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr on October 5, 2012 in Interreligious

    Christianity Civil Rights Reverend Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr., senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City and president of the Healing of the Nations Foundation, delivers a lecture entitled “Preaching the Gospel of Martin Luther Kin ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - October 10, 2012

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