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Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, June 21, 2021 11 Tammuz 5781

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering.

Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. 

JUNE 21
Preparing for The Final Journey: The Tahara Ritual and is Significance 
with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
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Upcoming Sessions

JUNE 28
“Jewish Travel”: Yehuda Amichai on Memory, Place, and Identity 
with Dr. Barbara Mann
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JULY 12
Flight, Return, and Emigration: The Wanderings of a Yiddish Writer During and After the Holocaust 
with Dr. David Fishman
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JULY 19
Finding Hijar: A Scholar's Quest to Uncover the History of Her Jewish Community Through the Journey of its Books 
with Dr. Marjorie Lehman And Dr. Lucia Conte Aguilar of Universitat Pom-Peu Fabra
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JULY 26
The Global Journey of a Jewish Stage Play: The Spectacular Story of S. Anski’s The Dybbuk and How it Trans-Formed American Jewish Theatre 
with Dr. Edna Nahshon
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AUGUST 2
The Early Modern Travel Pass: Controlling the Plague and Jewish Mobility In 16th Century Tuscany 
with Dr. Stefanie Siegmund
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AUGUST 9
Work-Life Balance in Ancient Times: Why the Rabbis Left Their Homes to Study Torah 
with Dr. Rachel Rosenthal.
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AUGUST 16
Judah Halevi: Poet and Pilgrim 
with Dr. Raymond Scheindlin
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AUGUST 23
Traveling to Babylon—For Good 
with Dr. David Kraemer
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