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Sunday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Taking Hold of Torah: The Weekly Portion and the Yearly Cycle as Gateways into Life

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One of the gifts of being alive as a Jew today, rather than in previous modern generations, is the greater openness to and appreciation of our sacred texts. The last century of scholarship has made a major difference in this regard. So has the realization that each one of us brings things to the study of Torah that enhance the learning of everyone around the table. How can we maximize the meaning that Torah provides to us, our children and our students? What ways of reading should we avoid? We will start with this week's portion and work outwards in concentric circles of encounter and inclusiveness.


Arnold Eisen

Arnold M. Eisen, one of the world’s foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Since taking office in 2007, he has transformed the education of religious, pedagogical, professional, and lay leaders for Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center of North American Jewry, and enhanced JTS’s notable reputation and global reach.

Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm

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