The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations [ 2015 ] [ Hits:124 ]
Description: The Future of Jewish Religious Denominations presented by Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, Texas.Today, the differences among the three major non-Orthodox Jewish denominations (Conservative, Reform, and Re-constru

Forgiveness & Repentance in Judaism Forgiveness & Repentance in Judaism [ 2016 ] [ Hits:266 ]
Description: “Forgiveness” And “repentance” are two words that are immediately recognizable to both Christians and Jews. Yet a closer examination reveals that, beyond their dictionary definitions, the meanings of the two words point to very different them

The New Jewish/Catholic Relationship After 50 Years The New Jewish/Catholic Relationship After 50 Years [ 2016 ] [ Hits:287 ]
Description:  A few months ago marked the golden jubilee of the Second Vatican Council document, Nostrd Actatc, which brought about a new relationship between Jews and Catholics. Various organizations from both communities issued statements reflecting on the

The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness [ 2014 ] [ Hits:986 ]
Description: According to Jewish theology, “walking in God’s ways” is the highest level a human being can reach. For the Talmudic Sages, becoming like God consists of compassion, empathy, and presence with people in moments of suffering and vulnerability.

Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence in Early Judaism Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence in Early Judaism [ 2012 ] [ Hits:1405 ]
Description: Dr. Alan J. Avery-Peck, Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies, College of the Holy Cross presents "Fate, Faith, and Free Will: Notions of Divine Providence".   Avery-Peck’s scholarship focuses on Jewish history and religion in the first six cen

Abraham Becomes a Philosopher: The Transformation of the Patriarch Abraham Becomes a Philosopher: The Transformation of the Patriarch [ 2011 ] [ Hits:1253 ]
Description: Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School. His book Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life (Yale University Press, 2006) won a National Jewish Book Award and th

Herzstein Lecture: Herzstein Lecture: "Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Philosopher for All Faiths" [ 2008 ] [ Hits:1543 ]
Description: The inaugural Herzstein lecture with Rabbi Roy Walter.  Abraham Joshua Heschel's life exemplified his belief that the relationship between God and humanity was at the heart of moral living. His life, along with his depth of learning, remarkable insi

Herzstein Lecture: Herzstein Lecture: "50 Years of Jewish Learning: What Has Changed & What Difference Does it Make?" [ 2010 ] [ Hits:1719 ]
Description: Rabbi Jacob Neusner, the third speaker in the Herzstein Lecture Series, is the Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New

Herzstein Lecture - Herzstein Lecture - "Accountability and Grace: A Rabbinic Perspective on God's Covenant with Israel" [ 2010 ] [ Hits:2280 ]
Description: Is the covenant between God and the people of Israel essentially a contractual relationship which rewards fidelity and punishes violations? Or is the covenant essentially God's unconditional bond of love and graciousness to a people without signific

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