We are thrilled to welcome back Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD, for a two-part series to be held over zoom, in collaboration with Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester and Congregation B'nai Yisrael of Armonk. Rabbi Ellenson's teachings will be based upon his newly co-edited book, "American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement, and Belief".
This session will focus on the nature and diversity of American Jewish Thought over the past 80 years. The different approaches taken by diverse Jewish thinkers to issues ranging from the Holocaust and Israel to Jewish peoplehood in a post-ethnic Jewish community will be highlighted.
This lecture has been changed to Writings on The Holocaust and Israel, in light of Yom HasShoah.
On the eve of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), we will recall that perhaps the two most major events to have had an impact on American Judaism as well as Jews worldwide have been the tragedy of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel. This session will explore the writings of a diverse array of thinkers ranging from Jacob Neusner and the Satmar Rabbi to Judith Butler and Ruth Wisse, from Emil Fackenheim to Peter Beinart and the Editors of Commentary Magazine on the importance and meaning of these events to Jews in America today.