Sandra Lilienthal is a Jewish Educator who has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among those who study with her. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and the author of Pillars of Judaism,... Read More
Global Day ON AIR 2018: Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, with Rachel Raz Torah in Orbit: Jewish Journeys in Space Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman has been a professor in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics since August 2001. He received a BA in Astronomy (summa cum laude) from Amherst College (1966); a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University... Read More
Global Day ON AIR 2018: Rabbi Pinchas Allouche The Four Steps to Ultimate Freedom Broadcast Complete Rabbi Pinchas Allouche is a well-recognized rabbinic figure and a sought-after lecturer and author of many essays and writings on the Jewish faith, mysticism, and social analysis. He was born in Toulouse, France and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa... Read More
Embellir le monde: la beauté dans le judaïsmeCe cours dépasse les thèmes distincts, associés ou confrontés de beauté et de laideur. Il se concentre plus fondamentalement sur l'idée d'embellissement. La vie c'est ce qu'on en fait, à nous de percevoir à nous de ressentir le beau et de positiver l'état de nature. La beauté et la laideur sont donc sur un mode dynamique, et non statique, la beauté est à créer. La laideur n'est pas expressément citée, mais elle est omniprésente et les exemples s'ensuivent de à l'émasculation de Noé aux atrocités de la Shoah. Mais, Il présente surtout une énorme mise en garde contre la fausse association d'idée beau/bon, laid/mauvais. Le beau, qui crée de l'émotion, et qui pourrait nous faire perdre de vue le bon, doit être contenu par la règle pour nous permettre de vivre de manière juste.
Physical and Spiritual Beauty in Song of SongsSong of Songs (Shir HaShirim) is often studied as a portrait of lovers and focuses on the beauty beheld by the poet. It has also been understood as a metaphor for the relationship between the people of Israel and God. Between these two vastly different interpretations is a rich discussion about the nature of beauty as the thread connecting the physical and the spiritual. What if it is just about the physical? How does this challenge our reading of Song of Songs, and deepen our apprehension of beauty as a Jewish concept?
Global Day ON AIR Presents: Rabbi David Levin-Kruss 16:30 CET on Sunday November 12, in Budapest, Hungary “Jewish text and tradition is the ‘technology’ we use to make the world a better place” says Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, director of Jewish Education for JDC-Europe. David hopes to infuse community programs with rich and innovative Jewish content... Read More
"A Beautiful Man?" Joseph and the Character of Masculinity in Judaism and Islam.Joseph (favored son of Jacob, the last of the Biblical patriarchs) is famously beautiful, “of fine face and figure” (Genesis 39:6). He is also one of the shared heroes of Judaism and Islam. Through a textual twin experiment and close analysis of the two traditions, we'll look together at ethnic constructions of beauty and ugliness: What is Jewish beauty?What is masculinity and what is Jewish masculinity? What is femininity and Jewish femininity?
Beauty, Power and TemptationIs 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. Use this video to guide or supplement your use of the 2017 curricular unit, "Beauty, Power and Temptation".
Global Day ON AIR Presents: Rabbi Alex Israel This video is already available to watch Rabbi Alex Israel teaches at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi and at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies where he serves as Director of Community Education and the Summer Program. He is a popular lecturer at campuses and communities on three continents.... Read More
Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin is the director of The Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh. He is the author of numerous works on the interface between Judaism and the natural world, including The Challenge of Creation, Sacred Monsters, and The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom. Rabbi Slifkin is a popular lecturer worldwide,... Read More