Artist Elyssa Wortzman describes how she created a painting based on a close textual reading, or a “peshat” reading, of the story of Miriam’s song after the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. A seminar from AJR – Academy for Jewish Religion.

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The new Deputy Consul General of Israel in New York, Amir Sagie, gives a speech at the welcome reception held in his honor by the America-Israel Friendship League. With remarks from AIFL Chairman Kenneth Bialkin and Consul General of Israel Ido Aharoni.

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Ken Bialkin hosts a panel with Mort Zuckerman , Richard Cohen , John Podhoretz Judith Miller and Richard Stone at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons.

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International lawyer Hare Arnon discusses the legal norms that govern Israel’s control of the West Bank and shows how the Israeli Supreme Court has developed a unique body of law for Judea and Samaria. A program sponsored by The Lawfare Project and Face of Israel.

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Mama Doni joins nearly 400 Jewish women at the Stamford Plaza Hotel for a Challah-baking event sponsored by Jewish Women Connected and Chabad of Stamford.

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Shalom TV’s Mama Doni joins nearly 400 Jewish women at the Stamford Plaza Hotel for a Challah-baking event sponsored by Jewish Women Connected and Chabad of Stamford.

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Rabbi and musician Zach Fredman plays his original melody to “The Song of Moses and Miriam” from the Book of Exodus, and describes how a literal reading of the Torah portion influenced his composition. A seminar from AJR – Academy for Jewish Religion.

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The Pin, the first North American film to be shot in Yiddish in 70 years, is screened at a special event at New York City’s Anne Frank Center. The cast, crew, and production team discuss the use of the Yiddish language in the Holocaust-based film.

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Ido Aharoni, Charles Schumer, Scott Stringer, Eliot Engel and Bob Sugarman speak at an event in support of Israel  put on by the IAC at the 92Y.

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Teachers from the Academy for Jewish Religion used parshat “Beshalach” to explore ideas of “peshat” and “midrash” and creating art from sacred texts, in this panel discussion entitled “Ways of Seeing: Peshat & D’rash”

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