The Schechter Institutes http://www.schechter.edu Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:48:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 The Jewish Mother Between East and West http://www.schechter.edu/jewish-mother-east-west/ http://www.schechter.edu/jewish-mother-east-west/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:43:50 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5081 Yiddishe “Mamakhty”: The Jewish Mother between East and West.
The 11th Annual Conference on the Status of Women in Israeli Society in Honor of International Women's Day Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Conference Honoring Shamma Friedman http://www.schechter.edu/conference-honoring-professor-shamma-friedman/ http://www.schechter.edu/conference-honoring-professor-shamma-friedman/#respond Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:17:06 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=5006 Wednesday, 15 March, 2017, 10:30-19:15, at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, 4 Avraham Granot St., Jerusalem. All sessions will take place in Hebrew.

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Jewish Learning in English – SPRING 2017 http://www.schechter.edu/jewish-learning-english-spring-2017/ http://www.schechter.edu/jewish-learning-english-spring-2017/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:56:55 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4883 English Lecture Series in Jewish Studies, March – June 2017 at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, eight lectures per series. Discounts for early registration or for more than one series.

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“Women Change Crisis to Opportunity” http://www.schechter.edu/women-change-crisis-opportunity/ http://www.schechter.edu/women-change-crisis-opportunity/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:48:31 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4821 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Kehillat Eshel Avraham, Beersheva; Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Kehillat Hod V’Hadar, Kfar Saba; Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Kibbutz Hanaton

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Why is it customary to place a stone on a grave? (Yoreh Deah 376:4) http://www.schechter.edu/customary-place-stone-grave/ http://www.schechter.edu/customary-place-stone-grave/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:09:31 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4767 After checking dozens of books we have learned that there are three customs related to dirt, grass and stones at the end of the burial service or after visiting a grave. We shall present them in chronological order with the sources and explanations we have found for each custom:

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Help Wanted: Now Hiring http://www.schechter.edu/help-wanted-now-hiring/ http://www.schechter.edu/help-wanted-now-hiring/#respond Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:42:27 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4711 Administration and operation of the social media pages in English for the Schechter Institutes. For further information and application >>

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Evolution: a Moral and Religious Imperative http://www.schechter.edu/%ef%bb%bfevolution-moral-religious-imperative/ http://www.schechter.edu/%ef%bb%bfevolution-moral-religious-imperative/#respond Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:53:38 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4631 We read in the second chapter of Breishit that Adam, the first fruit of creation, was fashioned from the adama, the earth. Later in the same chapter we read that the intention was for Adam work the land and protect it. However, if we look at what humans have wrought over the past 50,000 years, it seems that we took to heart the verse in the first chapter: “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue”, or “govern” or, perhaps, “conquer it”.

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Book Launch: “Kohelet’s Pursuit of Truth”, by Rabbi Benjamin Segal http://www.schechter.edu/book-launch-kohelets-pursuit-truth-rabbi-benjamin-segal/ http://www.schechter.edu/book-launch-kohelets-pursuit-truth-rabbi-benjamin-segal/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:22:31 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4619 With the Participation of: Dr. Micha Goodman, Hartman Institute and Ein Prat; Prof. Shalom Paul, Hebrew University; Rabbi Benjamin Segal, The Schechter Institute.
Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. At Congregation Moreshet Avraham, 22 Adam Street, Jerusalem

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New Study Proposes that Evolution Can Help Solve World Terror http://www.schechter.edu/new-study-proposes-evolution-can-help-solve-world-terror/ http://www.schechter.edu/new-study-proposes-evolution-can-help-solve-world-terror/#respond Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:56:50 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4617 A new study undertaken at The Center for the Study of Bio-social Perspectives on Judaism of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem proposes that mass shootings, world terror, anti-social psychopathic disorders, and other pathological phenomena are connected to globalization and rapid technological developments.

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The Third International Conference on Judaism and Evolution will host several scholars who will present studies on the connection among social customs, religious practices and evolution. http://www.schechter.edu/third-international-conference-judaism-evolution/ http://www.schechter.edu/third-international-conference-judaism-evolution/#respond Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:54:24 +0000 http://www.schechter.edu/?p=4612 How does long-term bachelorhood impact upon modern Orthodox singles? Will the technology that rules our lives replace religion by 2050? Why do the grandchildren of the Righteous Among the Nations who hid Jews during the Holocaust have a better chance to survive?

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