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Drishat Shalom Fellowship

Students in college, graduate or rabbinical school and young professionals, who seek to join a cohort of dedicated peers to engage in deep, meaningful Torah learning, are invited to apply for the Drishat Shalom Fellowship.

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Spring 2018: Heresy and Community: Does Believing Matter?
We will deal with questions such as:
Are there core beliefs of Judaism? If so, what are they? Can one lose one’s Jewishness? Who decides? What can we learn from famous banned heretics in Jewish history? Is this all relevant today?

February 26- Dr. Shira Weiss (Frisch, Stern, Herzl Institute) on Accidental Heresy
March 5- Rabbi Dr. David Berger (YCT) on the The Existence and Parameters of Heresy
March 12- Rabbi Marc Angel (Congregation Shearith Israel) on Maimonides, Spinoza, and Us
March 19- Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld (Lincoln Square Synagogue, SAR) on Positive & Constructive Heresy in the Writings of Rav Kook
March 26- Dr. Aaron Koller on Heresy and Freedom of Thought

Seminar: Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26. From 7 to 9:30pm. Seminar will take place at B’nai Jeshurun on the upper west side of Manhattan.
As part of the fellowship, each fellow is expected to attend one event at Drisha during the spring semester in addition to the above seminar dates.

Apply by February 20, 2018. Applications received after February 20 will be considered as space allows.

Click here to apply.