Identity

Edith Stein and Me

Edith Stein was a Jewish woman who converted to Roman Catholicism, joined the Carmelite order and was murdered at Auschwitz. Her story raises questions about who is a Jew.

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.”

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.

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