The Schechter Institutes http://www.schechter.edu Thu, 25 May 2017 14:58:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 More Precious than Rubies is the King’s Daughter – Feminine Imageries of the Torah http://www.schechter.edu/precious-rubies-kings-daughter-feminine-imageries-torah/ http://www.schechter.edu/precious-rubies-kings-daughter-feminine-imageries-torah/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 11:23:50 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5785 The great classical Land of Israel liturgist, R. Eleazar Birbi Killir (7th c.), composed a number of piyyutim (hymns) in honor of the Giving of the Torah. The liturgical poems introducing the Kedushah (Doxology) on Shavuot, known as kedushtaot, are among his greatest poetic works.

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Professor Alice Shalvi Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award http://www.schechter.edu/professor-alice-shalvi-honored-lifetime-achievement-award/ http://www.schechter.edu/professor-alice-shalvi-honored-lifetime-achievement-award/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 09:53:48 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5734 The Schechter Institutes congratulates our friend and colleague Alice Shalvi on being honored by Nefesh B'Nefesh as a Bonei Zion (Builders of Zion) Prize recipient with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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From a Sacred City to a Capital City (and back again?) http://www.schechter.edu/sacred-city-capital-city/ http://www.schechter.edu/sacred-city-capital-city/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 14:45:41 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5701 I was born two years prior to the Six-Day War when Jerusalem was still a divided city, with barbed wire and concrete walls separating the two sections. Jerusalem totally changed by the time I grew up. It became a city without borders, an exciting and fascinating place, whose spaces were accessible to everyone. One could experience the city on a personal, one to one basis. My urban encounter spanned the entire city...

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18th Annual National Masorti Women’s Study Day http://www.schechter.edu/18th-national-masorti-womens-study-day/ http://www.schechter.edu/18th-national-masorti-womens-study-day/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 12:30:39 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5608 The Schechter Institutes and Women's League of Masorti Judaism are proud to present:

18th National Masorti Women's Study Day
June 23rd, 2017

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1,250 Youth From 35 TALI Schools Participate in Choir Festival Throughout Israel http://www.schechter.edu/shirat-halev-2017/ http://www.schechter.edu/shirat-halev-2017/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 13:19:11 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5578 Close to 250 pupils from seven TALI schools took part in the 7th annual music festival "Shirat Halev" (Song of the Heart) this week. The festival, in which the children perform classical Jewish-Israeli-Land of Israel songs, was held at the Masorti School in Jerusalem.

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Creativity, Innovation and Jewish Music http://www.schechter.edu/creativity-innovation-music/ http://www.schechter.edu/creativity-innovation-music/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 08:58:08 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5574 The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary and The Rabbinical Assembly are delighted to invite you to a creativity and innovation workshop Monday, July 3 2017, 4:00-9:00 pm at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

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The Western Wall and the Old City: A Fifty-Year Perspective http://www.schechter.edu/western-wall-old-city-fifty-year-perspective/ http://www.schechter.edu/western-wall-old-city-fifty-year-perspective/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 06:50:59 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5528 The Annual Jerusalem Conference of the Department of Land of Israel Studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies: The Western Wall and the Old City: A Fifty-Year Perspective

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Step by Step: Independence Day Parades in Jerusalem Before and After the Six Day War http://www.schechter.edu/step-step-independence-day-parades-jerusalem-six-day-war/ http://www.schechter.edu/step-step-independence-day-parades-jerusalem-six-day-war/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:49:07 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5453 Beginning in 1948, the State of Israel marked Independence Day on the Fifth of Iyar with military processions in various cities. The State was demonstrating its sovereignty over the entire country. After the Six Day War these celebrations began to change.

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Righteous Gentiles and the Shoah: Altruism of the Highest Order http://www.schechter.edu/righteous-gentiles-shoah-altruism-highest-order/ http://www.schechter.edu/righteous-gentiles-shoah-altruism-highest-order/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:51:09 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5405 What motivated Righteous Gentiles to risk their lives to save Jews from the Nazis? What drives people today to risk their own lives to save others?

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