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January Adult Ed Beit Midrash

January Adult Ed Beit Midrash

Rabbi Joshua Lesser writes frankly about leadership, representation and making assumptions about Jews of color in spaces dominated by white Jews.

November Adult Ed Beit Midrash

November Adult Ed Beit Midrash

In 2018, Rabbis Toba Spitzer and Brant Rosen engaged in an epistolary back and forth on Evolve about the questions of narrative writing around Israel/Palestine. By studying their words, we find a model for how to engage with kavod in a makhloket leshem shamayim.

December Adult Ed Beit Midrash

December Adult Ed Beit Midrash

n this month’s December beit midrash, we’ll explore how identity politics hold an increasingly defining role in the American social and political landscape of the 21st century.Rabbi Jane Litman explores the complexity of holding Jewish identity in relationship to other identities.

September Adult Ed Beit Midrash

September Adult Ed Beit Midrash

Rabbi Toba Spitzer dives into the use of metaphors in framing a picture of the Jewish people that is encompassing and defining, drawing on three conceptual metaphors: “covenant,” “narrative” and “tribal.”