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Community Beit Midrash

Co-Sponsored by Drisha Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical School, Mechon Hadar, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Yeshivat Maharat.

Spring 2017 dates: Tuesdays, February 7, March 7, and April 4. 7:30-9pm
Will take place at Drisha.

Choice of Sessions (Tuesday, March 7)
Seudat Purim on a Friday? A Halakhic and Conceptual Analysis of the Purim Feast – Goldie Guy (Yeshivat Maharat)
Mind the Gap: Holes in Biblical Stories, from the Binding of Isaac to the Book of Esther – Judy Klitsner (Pardes)
Experiencing God in Exile: Esther, Chance, and Providence – David Silber (Drisha)
Relief and Deliverance Will Come From Somewhere Else: Taking Responsibility When It’s Kind of God’s Fault – Dena Weiss (Mechon Hadar)

Choice of Sessions (Tuesday, February 7)
Competing Passions: A Talmudic Guide to a Conflicted Heart – Wendy Amsellem (Drisha)
          Click here for the recording. Click here for the source sheet.
Living with Uncertainty: A Jewish Approach – David Bernstein (Pardes)
Complications of Forgiveness –  MaryBrett Koplen (JTS)
Samson was Duped and So Were We: Solving the “Riddle” in the Samson Saga – Eliezer Lawrence (YCT)
Responsa Across Denominations: An Exploration of Teshuvot from Reform, Conservative and Orthodox – Eryn London (Yeshivat Maharat)
          Click here for the recording. Click here for the source sheet.
From Divine Salvation to Ironic Survival: Purim and the Secular Subversion of Pesah – Jason Rubenstein (Mechon Hadar)
          Click here for the recording. Click here for the source sheet.