Sunday, November 05, 2006

Spirit Renewed

I just flew back from Toronto for this conference, and boy are my arms tired.

When the audio becomes available, I highly recommend listening to the panel discussion entitled "Orthodoxy Encounters Modernity: A Dialogue on the Issues that Face Us" [UPDATE: It is now available]. Not because of my contribution but for the heated debate between Dr. Samuel Heilman and Dr. Marvin Schick. (Keep in mind that in this column, Dr. Schick referred to one of Dr. Heilman's ideas with the following: "To be generous, this is nuts.") Before the discussion, I whispered to the moderator that we should make sure the Heilman and Schick do not sit within striking distance of each other. It turned out to be a good call. [UPDATE: In all seriousness, Drs. Schick and Heilman are gentlemen and merely politely but strongly disagreed on a number of issues.]

And, another interesting program from Torah in Motion is:

Online live interactive classes beginning the week of November 14, 2006

Torah in Motion presents the e-TiM: This powerful technology allows both audio and video interaction with the participants wherever they may be, as top teachers form around the world are presented directly in your web browser on your computer - one-click, direct access

Register at and click on e-tim

From the Chumash to the Siddur: The Biblical Roots of Prayer
Tuesdays starting Nov 14 December 12 (5 weeks)
Time: 12:30 - 1:15pm Eastern Time (7:30pm-8:15pm Israel time)
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Architects of Modern Orthodoxy: From R. Samson Raphael Hirsch to R. Jehiel Jacob Weinberg
Wednesday November 15th - December 13 (5 weeks) 9:00 pm
Dr. Marc Shapiro

Joseph and his Brothers: Textual Explorations
November 16- December 14 (5 classes) 10:00 am 11:00 am
Dafna Siegman

Zoo Torah: An Exploration of the Animal Kingdom in Jewish Law and Thought
Mondays Nov 20-Dec 18 (5 weeks)
Time: 12:30 - 1:15pm Eastern Time (7:30pm-8:15pm Israel time)
Rabbi Natan Slifkin

$18 (Canadian) for each 5 week course. Special all four courses for $39.99

The Canadian dollar is approximately 89cents USA

Please forward to your friends around the world.

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