2011 Conference
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Friday 11:45 AM–12:45 PM


Friday 11:30 AM–1:30 PM Ballroom A

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Creating an Egalitarian Day for G-d

The Goals of the Shabbat Experience

Will Friedman

Friday 11:45 AM–12:45 PM The View

Shabbat, Text & Thought

Shabbat is mentioned few times in the Bible, and yet the practices of Shabbat fill volumes. What was that Biblical Shabbat about, and what connection does it have to the myriad laws recorded millenia later? In this text-based session, we will identify the goals of the Biblical Shabbat and, through case studies, see how those goals are realized by contemporary Shabbat practices, with the hope that this deepened understanding will help us make good decisions about our own Shabbat practices.

What Is behind the Idea of "Tikkun Olam"?

The Origin and Philosophy of a Key Idea

Mishael Zion

Canceled, sorry

Additional schedule

  • Saturday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM Dutchess

Social Justice, Text & Thought

Now becoming a central term in Jewish life, the term "tikkun olam", meaning "the repair of the world", originated in the Mishna as part of a discussion about divorce law. Tracking the origins of this idea in the Mishna and Tanakh, we will gain insight into what this term tells us about God, humanity and the world.


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