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Dec 3, 2023
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Up All Night for Shavuot
Book of Ruth: Between Acceptance and Alienation
Orit Avnery discusses the human aspects of the Book of Ruth
Auschwitz or Sinai, Redux
Revisit Yehuda Kurtzer's 2013 lecture that brings David Hartman's classic essay into a particular contemporary relevance
How Shavuot Became the Festival of the Giving of the Torah
What is the Festival of Shavuot, then? Shavuot is the Festival of revelation
The Book of Ruth's Powerful Lesson for a Pandemic
What we can learn from the traditional reading for Shavuot in the shadow of the deaths and continued threat of COVID-19
The Exquisite Challenge of Care
On Shavuot we learn from Ruth to pause before the logistics, to face our elders, to see them as God sees them, and to proclaim that they are not alone.
A Second Festival of Freedom Is More Important Than Ever
Rabbinic webinar for Shavuot 5780
Moses at Sinai: God's Partner or Adversary? Part 1
The first of a two-part study guide and lecture by Christine Hayes about Moses and the giving of the Torah at Sinai.
Reflections on the Book of Ruth
Read a number of different approaches and insights to the Book of Ruth in a flipping book format
Moses at Sinai: God's Partner or Adversary? Part 2
The second of a two-part study guide and lecture by Christine Hayes about Moses and the giving of the Torah at Sinai.
Shavuot and the Meaning of the Covenant
As we celebrate the giving of the Torah at Sinai, we should pause to consider the covenantal relationship that Sinai represents.
The Revelation Will Be Digitized: Jewish Education After Covid
John Locke, COVID-19, and the Second Tablets
The coronavirus has shattered my expectations around school, work, healthcare, and more; I am now looking for a new social contract, one with a foundation in compassion.