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Pluralism, Integrity and Community: A Lecture Series by Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Managing Observance in a Varied Jewish World. Over the course of three interactive discussions, we will be exploring questions around how we maintain our integrity around observance even as we build community with those who do not share all of our practices or interpretations of Torah. Each class will stand alone, but will be informed and enriched by the others. Mondays, November 10th, 17th and 24th @ Mechon Hadar, 190 Amsterdam Avenue.

Global Day of Jewish Learning 2014

Drisha Institute and Mechon Hadar will be hosting a Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday November 16, 2014 at Drisha, 37 W 65th Street, 5th Floor, from 9:45AM-5PM. Join with over 400 communities in 48 countries and six continents for a day of Torah study focusing on the theme: “Heroes and Villains, Saints and Fools: The People in the Book.” This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Recordings of sessions will be posted after the Global Day of Jewish Learning.

Changing, Growing and Standing Before God

An evening of learning for the Days of Awe. Are Our Sins Really Our Fault? (Dena Weiss); How Can People Really Change? (Elie Kaunfer); Reflections of Repentance (Shai Held). Monday, September 29th, 2014.

Responsa Radio Episode 2

Mechon Hadar is happy to introduce this new joint project with Open Quorum and the Center for Jewish Law and Values: Responsa Radio. Ever wanted to know the answer to some deep and challenging questions in halakhah (Jewish law)? Join R. Avi Killip interviewing R. Ethan Tucker with questions sent in by Yeshivat Hadar alumni on all sorts of details of Jewish law. Episode 2: Fitbits, Intimacy in the Modern World, and "The 18 Minutes"

Shamor and Zakhor: New paper from CJLV

The Center for Jewish Law and Values (CJLV) was launched last year in an effort to advance broad engagement with and learning around halakhah and the values that shape and drive it. Among the Center's many projects is the regular release of in-depth units that can stimulate discussion among scholars, laypeople, rabbis and educators on various topics in halakhah. We are pleased to present the first CJLV unit, titled, "Shamor and Zakhor: Competing Frames for Shabbat in the Torah and Today." Download all the material and learn more here.

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