From the Global Day 2017 Learning Program of Mechon Hadar and Schecter Manhattan., Rabbi Eugene Wernick of the East 55th Street Synagogue in New York City explores how the Rabbis transformed Judaism of animal sacrifice into Judaism of prayer and study. A 2017 Global Day of Learning program

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Aviva Richman, Director of Winter Learning Seminar at Mechon Hadar, talks about contemporary cases of sexual assault and how Talmudic sources can help identify the line between consent and non-consent. A program of Limmud 2017 from Princeton, NJ.

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“Giants In Conversation: Heschel & Soloveitchik”  is the topic Shai Held of Mechon Hadar discusses about the work of the two great 20th century Rabbis Heschel and Soloveitchik, and what a dialogue between the two about Halakha would sound like. A program of Limmud 2017 from Princeton, NJ.

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Sam Kassow, author of Warsaw Ghetto Secrets and Prof. of History at Trinity College, discusses the hidden archives of Jewish life in Occupied Poland, compiled by Emanuel Ringelblum and his secret organization “Oyneg Shabbos.” From the Scholar’s Program of Temple Beth El, Stamford , Ct.

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Sylvia Barack Fishman and Jerome Chanes discuss Orthodoxy and Feminism including personal, societal and institutional changes for Orthodox women. With Rachel Shtern . From the 2017 JOFA Conference from Columbia University in NYC.

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Rivka Press Schwartz and Esther Hidary discuss how girls’ dress codes express Jewish communal values. With Laurel Meyer Hecht from 2017 JOFA Conference at Columbia U. in NYC.

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Israeli Anniversaries is the subject of a presentation by Yehuda Kurtzer, Pres. Shalom Hartman Institute of NA. He discusses the significance of the major anniversaries Israel celebrates in 2017: Balfour Declaration-1917, U.N. Partition Plan-1947, Six-Day War-1967. From Limmud NY 2017 at Grand Hyatt in Princeton, NJ.

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Rabbis and Feminism is the topic with Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Tovah Hartman discussing feminism and the concepts of leadership and rabbinic authority. With Susan Weidman Schneider . From the 2017 JOFA Conference from Columbia University in NYC.

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Jewish Responsibility is the subject with Shai Held of Mechon Hadar, spiritual activist Yiscah Smith, and Central Synagogue’s Rabbi Stephanie Kolin discussing the moral imperatives and responsibilities of Jewish people in America. With Abigail Pogrebin, from Limmud NY 2017 .

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Love Your Neighbor is the subject of Rabbi Shai Held’s discussion on how Judaism is animated by a vision of God’s love of the Jewish people and the entire world, and who summons us to love all others. Rabbi Held is from Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon. Hadar. JBS exclusive of Limmud NY 2017 at Grand […]

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