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Theology & Spirituality [clear filter]
Saturday, February 13


A Jewish Theology of the Antichrist: The Satmar Rebbe’s Response to the Six-Day War
Yoel Teitelbaum (1887-1979), better known as the Satmar Rebbe, is perhaps most infamous for his scathing critique of Zionism and the State of Israel. In 1968 he published a book entitled Al Ha-Geulah ve al ha-Temurah (On Redemption and Exchange), his response to the Six-Day War. This book attempts to create a Jewish theology of the Antichrist. In this session, we will study sections of that book in translation and explore his ideas and their implications for contemporary Jewish existence.


Shaul Magid

Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeanie Schotenstein Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion at Indiana University and rabbi of the Fire island Synagogue, Sea View New York.

Saturday February 13, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, February 14


Heschel, King, and the Politics of Prophecy
We will explore the theological dimension of Heschel and King’s well-known alliance, which centered on a shared preoccupation with biblical prophecy and a common understanding of how God does and doesn’t play a role in human affairs. How were they so sure of God’s will regarding earthly politics? How did their view of themselves as latter-day prophets shape their language, policies, and causes? What can they teach us about our own time, when political action in God's name is so often repellent?

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Julia Andelman

Director of Community Engagement, JTS
Julia Andelman is Director of Community Engagement at JTS, overseeing adult learning programs across North America, digital learning, continuing rabbinic education, and Prozdor. She previously served as rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zedek in Manhattan, director of adult education and... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am