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Jerusalem of Agnon and Amichai

To mark Yom Yerushalayim and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem Rabbi Jeffrey Saks will discuss the role the city plays in the prose of Agnon and the poetry of Yehuda Amichai — and explore points of contact between them. This special event will take place live Sunday at 7pm, May 21 at Beit […]

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Supporting Characters: Boaz the na’ar and ploni almoni

The following podcast is from the series ‘Supporting Characters’  by Mrs Ilana Saks. In this podcast Mrs. Saks covers Boaz the na’ar and ploni almoni. Ilana Goldstein Saks is a teacher of Tanakh in Jerusalem at the Tehilla High School. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Midreshet Harova in Jerusalem, written curricula for the Melton […]

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The Last Rabbi (Podcast)

R. Jeffrey Saks interviews Prof. William Kolbrener about his new book “The Last Rabbi: Joseph Soloveitchik and Talmudic Tradition” (Indiana U. Press).   The book takes on Rabbi Soloveitchik’s legacy and shows how he was torn between the traditionalist demands of his European ancestors and the trajectory of his own radical and often pluralist philosophy; a […]

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Supporting Characters: Betzalel

The following is part of the podcast series ‘Supporting Characters’  by Mrs Ilana Saks. In this podcast Mrs. Saks covers the personality of Betzalel. A source sheet can be found HERE. Ilana Goldstein Saks is a teacher of Tanakh in Jerusalem at the Tehilla High School. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Midreshet Harova in Jerusalem, […]

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Supporting Characters: Chur

The following podcast is part of our series ‘Supporting Characters,’ by Mrs Ilana Saks. In this podcast Mrs. Saks covers the personality of Chur. Ilana Goldstein Saks is a teacher of Tanakh in Jerusalem at the Tehilla High School. She has taught at Machon Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Midreshet Harova in Jerusalem, written curricula for the Melton […]

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