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Shavuot Tikkun: Jewish schisms, diversity and unity
May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Tikkun leil Shavuot:
19:30 Professor Tessa Rajak: Jews and Judaisms during the second temple period: what do we know about the sectarian movements of the period?
20:15 Professor Antony Polonsky: Jewish diversity in Russia and Eastern Europe before WWII: what do we know about Zionists, Bundists, Secularists, Bolsheviks, Mensheviks and other Jewish Groups?
20:55 Jonathan Paris: The secular vs. religious divide in Israel; Israeli and Diaspora Jews – divergent aims and values?
21:40 Rabbi Stuart Altshuler: The religion of World Jewry today: Orthodox, Reform, Masorti/Conservative, secular humanists – where did all these streams come from?
22:25 Rabbi Gabriel Botnick: Disagreements turned deadly – the day Beit Shammai murdered Beit Hillel: How did things turn so terribly wrong and how civility was eventually regained. To download the source sheet click here.
23:10 Cantor Paul Heller: Diversity in liturgical offerings at Belsize Square: How “German” is our music? What are the differences between Sephardic and Ashkenazic liturgies and music?
Join us on Zoom – see News from the Square for details, or contact the office.