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Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice: Studies in Tradition and Modernity

The Jewish Publication Society/Skirball Author Series.

With Rabbi David Ellenson, PhD.

Is “modern Jewish” an oxymoron? Are Judaism and “progressive society” mutually exclusive? Does “traditional” negate “contemporary”? Join us for an evening with Rabbi David Ellenson for answers.

An internationally recognized scholar, Rabbi Ellenson shares twenty-three of his most representative essays, drawing on three decades of scholarship. These essays center on the complex push and pull between Jewish tradition and Western culture.

Rabbi Ellenson addresses gender equality, women’s rights, conversion, issues relating to who is a Jew, the future of the rabbinate, Jewish day schools and other emerging trends in American Jewish life.

Rabbi David Ellenson is chancellor and former president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. His book After Emancipation: Jewish Religious Responses to Modernity won the National Jewish Book Council’s Award as the outstanding book in Jewish thought.

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Jewish Meaning in a World