The Texts & Topics Shaping Modern Jewish Life

Four-part series exploring The New Jewish Canon with Yehuda Kurtzer, Mijal Bitton, David Zvi Kalman and Elana Stein Hain.
Multi-day Event, closest:
Occurred on: Apr 29, 2021 Virtual Event

The New Jewish Canon, a new anthology edited by Yehuda Kurtzer and Claire Sufrin, pulls together a series of texts that shaped a generation.

The book pairs each selection with an insightful contemporary essay explaining its continuing significance today. Join the Shalhevet Institute and scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute for a 4-part series exploring some of the most compelling themes from the book, including power, media, Orthodoxy and diversity.

  • Jan. 6, 2021 – Yehuda Kurtzer: Exploring Power and Powerlessness in The New Jewish Canon
  • Feb 4, 2021 – Mijal Bitton: Identity and “Who Counts?” in The New Jewish Canon
  • March 11, 2021 – David Zvi Kalman: Books, Blogs, and Other Packaging for Jewish ideas in The New Jewish Canon
  • April 29, 2021 – Elana Stein Hain: Modern Orthodoxy and America in The New Jewish Canon

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