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Holocaust

The Slaughter of Six Million Jews: A Holocaust or a Shoah?

What do the terms “holocaust” and “shoah” mean, and what do they reveal about how we view the respective roles of God and the Nazis in the Jewish genocide?

Prof.

Zev Garber

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The Psalm of the Shofar: Its Use in Liturgy and its Meaning in the Bible

Prof.

Alan Cooper

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The Proper Response to a Gestapo's Taunt?

Dr. Rabbi

Amit Kula

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How Do We Conceive the Divine?

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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The Cycle of Judahite and Edomite Violence

Dr. Rabbi

Binyamin (Benny) Lau

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When the God of Justice Goes Rogue

The haftarah for Parashat Yitro (Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6), which portrays God’s opening revelation to Isaiah in the Temple, perfectly complements the parasha, which focuses on God’s revelation to Israel on Mount Sinai. But whereas the Sinai revelation portrays YHWH as the God of justice, the revelation to Isaiah paints a very different portrait, bringing up the uestion: What should we do when God goes rogue?

Prof.

Marvin A. Sweeney

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Using the Enemy as a Proxy

The unutterable events that happened to our infants

Rabbi

Yehudah Gilad

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