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Ahavah? Aha!

#AhavahMoment Those times when you get a spark of inspiration or insight, it’s called an “aha!” moment. The hebrew word for “love” is אהבה, ahavah. This year the Global Day is looking at love through the lens of Jewish texts. If you have an “Aha!” moment about Ahavah, share it with us by using the...
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Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art (ketubbot and posters). From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990...
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Rabbi Bradley Solmsen

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen serves as the North American Director of Youth Engagement for the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). For eleven years Bradley served as Director of Brandeis University’s Office of High School Programs which includes BIMA and Genesis. Rabbi Solmsen was ordained at The Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New...
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Abigail Pogrebin

Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the bestselling Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which she interviewed 62 public figures, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman and Larry King about their Jewish connection – or lack of it. She also wrote the memoir, One and the Same, which delves...
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Yulia Patrakova

Художник Хаим Сутин: "прямой поклон, беззвучный крик и неподвижный танец" | The Artist Chaim Soutine

ОПИСАНИЕ: Поговорим е еврейской живописи, как о еврейском тексте. Поговорим о странном человеке, проделавшем путь от белорусского местечка Смиловичи к лучшим музеям мира ,человеке, писавшем странные, страшные и великие картины, «шлемазле» для которого все на свете было вторично, кроме живописи. Поговорим о гении, его страхах, боли, радостях, дружбе и любви.

Ruby Namdar

Joseph and His Master's Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and Piety

Few characters in the Bible are as complex and ambiguous as the one of Joseph. What adds to the allure of his character are the many Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic references to his exceptional physical beauty. In this class we will savor this beauty, as well as the beauty of the many tales that are told about the handsome Hebrew slave who has become the grand prince of Egypt, thus irreversibly changing the course of his people's history. We will also ask the question that lurks between the lines of this epic love tale: what really went on in the bedchamber of the wife of Potiphar the Egyptian?

Ruth Messinger

Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the world’s leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and realize human rights in the developing world. Ruth came to AJWS in 1998, after a 20-year career in public service in New York City. As a leading activist for human rights around the globe,...
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Gabriella Lev

See the gallery below for photos from Theatre Company Jerusalem and their interpretation of the story of the Sota. Gabriella Lev is an award-winning theatre director, writer and performer. She co-established the Odot Company in 1973 and later helped establish The Jerusalem Drama Workshop. She was its director for three years, and under her care,...
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Naomi Less

Naomi Less is a Brooklyn-based, internationally celebrated singer/songwriter, ritual worship musician and experiential educator. With two solo albums, Naomi is known for her diverse range of styles and musical content. The founder of several music programs, including Jewish Chicks Rock and Jewish Kids Rock, Naomi tours extensively with her international ensemble, performing rock shows, acoustic...
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Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski & Rabbi Uri Lam

Since 1996, Rabbi Guershon Kwasniewski has been the religious Leader of SIBRA – Sociedade Israelita Brasileira de Cultura e Beneficência – in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He attended rabbinical studies at the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, Israel and will soon receive his Smichá. Rabbi Kwasniewski is...
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