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Rosh Hashana

Transitions, New Beginnings, and New Regrets

How can rabbinic treatments of Rosh Hashanah contribute to our understanding of who we want to be during times of transition? 
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Rosh Beit Midrash and a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty and consults on the content of lay and professional programs. A widely well-regarded thinker and teacher, Elana is passionate about bringing rabbinic thought into conversation with contemporary life. To this end, she hosts TEXTing a bi-weekly podcast that considers issues relevant to Jewish life through the lens

In our late Corona world, with geopolitical and domestic upheaval, many of us are experiencing a time of transition and new beginnings. How can rabbinic treatments of Rosh Hashanah contribute to our understanding of who we want to be during such change?

In her three-part series, Talmud from the Balcony: Examining Big Ideas of the High Holiday Season, Elana Stein Hain offers new insights on Jewish texts, traditions, and practices to help you live a more meaningful Jewish life. Each class consists of a weekly lecture, text study, and discussion.

Other sessions in this series:

  • Self-Incrimination and Confession: What We Know and Say about Ourselves (Yom Kippur)
  • The Universal and the Particular (Sukkot)

This series is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas of this moment.

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