Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

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...
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Rabba Yaffa Epstein

Global Day ON AIR Presents: Rabba Yaffa Epstein 9:15pm PST on Saturday, November 11, in Los Angeles, CA, USA Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. Rabba Yaffa has been...
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Lori Lefkovitz, Ph.D

"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?