Bring that feeling of discovery to your community – exciting speakers from around the world ON AIR!
The Global Day of Jewish Learning is ON AIR, bringing you exciting new video broadcasts to learn with, anywhere, any time. Our monthly series concludes with our LIVE worldwide webcast event on Sunday November 12, 2017.
Already Available in 2017
Videos from Previous Years
Completed broadcasts from our monthly series
This video is in Russian.
Красота и уродство в свете исторических дискурсов мудрецов Талмуда о сексуальности | “Historical variations of the discourse of the Talmudic sages about sexuality (based on the material” Israel after the flesh “by D. Boyarin)”; broadcast from the St Petersburg Jewish Learning Professional Seminar.
This video is in Rusian
Еврейские тексты о красоте и уродстве и язык искусства: Марк Ротко- страсть и цвет | “Working with the text of the means of art: Mark Rothko, Passion and Color”; broadcast from the St Petersburg Jewish Learning Professional Seminar.
Arthur Kurzweil on “Tiferet: Beauty and Good”
There are many crossover points between the concepts of the good and the beautiful, because both are grasped as a harmony between things. Explore Tiferet – a Sefira related to the concept of beauty – with guidance from The Thirteen Petalled Rose, by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz.
Sandra Lilienthal on “Beauty, Power and Temptation”
Is being beautiful a requirement to achieve positions of power? Can beauty ever be a disadvantage? Join Sandra Lilienthal in exploring some stories of Biblical characters to uncover ways in which beauty and power are intertwined, and discover what those ancient stories can teach us us today.
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, on “Beauty and the Rabbis”
Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan – senior educator at Lehrhaus Judaica in Berkeley, CA – leads a lively discussion about Hiddur Mitzvah – beautifying a mitzvah. What is it to beautify a devotional act? How does one do it? What does that mean for our understanding of the value of beauty?
Rabbi Alex Israel, on “The Taming of Desire”
Exodus records a strange donation to the Temple – a set of ladies’ beauty mirrors. Who were the women behind this unusual gift and what is their story? Why did Moses want to reject their donation? This session addresses the place of beauty, and whether sexuality and sanctity can coexist.
Rabbi Steinsaltz’s mission is to “Let My People Know”, and he has committed his life’s work to making Jewish texts more accessible. The Global Day ON AIR propels this vision forward in a digital age. This live broadcast series is made possible through Google’s program for nonprofit organizations, which provides free use of G Suite and YouTube Live. We hope that the Global Day ON AIR makes it easier to bring more Jewish learning to communities and to Jewish culture worldwide.
The Global Day ON AIR will air as a monthly live series in 2017 with a global webcast event on Sunday, November 12.
This year, the Global Day goes ON AIR to bring Jewish Learning everywhere around the world.