Renewing Our Spirit 2013: 12th Annual Conference in Memory of Nathan (Noteh) Krauss, z"l

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Program Date(s): 
12:30 AM to 9:00 PM Sunday Nov 3, 2013
Venue: 
Leaders & Speakers: 
Ari Lamm,
David Weinberg,
Dr. Moshe Koppel,
Jonathan Kay,
Professor Joel Hecker,
Rabbi Dr. Herzl Hefter,
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks,
Shmuel Rosner,
Tovah Lazaroff

Join us for our 12th annual conference, with fascinating lectures and hard-hitting, provocative panel discussions with some of the finest scholars in the Jewish world today. 

Conference fee: $40

Individual Session: $15

TiMPass holders  - no charge (please email us at info@torahinmotion.org to order your complimentary lunch). 

Students - no charge for program with valid student ID.

To see our flyer, please click here.

To purchase a TiMPass, please click here. 

For our eTiM Livestream Renewing Our Spirit: 12th Annual Conference in Memory of Nathan (Noteh) Krauss, z"l, click here.

To listen to MP3 recordings of sessions at previous Renewing Our Spirit conferences, please click here. 

Sponsorships begin at $180 and include two tickets and are tax-receiptable.

 

Schedule:

Saturday Night, November 2, 8:30-10:30 pm:

Israel, the Arab World, and the Media - A Panel Discussion
Jonathan Kay, Tovah Lazaroff, Shmuel Rosner, David Weinberg

Moderator: Dr. Elliott Malamet

sponsored by the Hart and Malamet families in memory of Colin Malamet, z"l

Sunday, November 3, 9:20 am – 4:45 pm:

9:20-10:00 am

Hindu Hassidim: How East Meets West
Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Or

The Beatles and the Bible: Thinking About General Culture
Ari Lamm

Or

Aliya? No one told me about this...A Candid Discussion of the Realities of Aliya
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks

10:00-10:55

Torment and Ecstasy in the Teachings of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
Dr. Joel Hecker

Or

Uncovering Rabbinic Forgeries
Professor Moshe Koppel

Or

Thinking Positively: Why Israel Is Winning the Battle Against All Its Adversaries
David M. Weinberg

11:05 am-12:00 pm

The Mystical Program of the Kabbalists in Zefat
Dr. Joel Hecker

Or

Did the Tannaim Study Philosophy? Socrates, Aphrodite & Rabban Gamliel
Ari Lamm

Or

When War Starts With a Tweet: The Impact of New Media on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Tovah Lazaroff

Or

Awakening: The Resurgence of Patriotism in Post-Post-Zionist Israel
David M. Weinberg

 

12:05- 1:00 pm

Who's Afraid of God? Why Modern Orthodoxy Has Run Away From Jewish Mysticism
Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Or

Hazal's Theory of Probability
Dr. Moshe Koppel

Or

The Return to Yerushalayim: What Exactly Are We Hoping For?
Rabbi Reuven Tradburks
 

1:00-2:55 pm

Lunch and Keynote Panel

Israel as a Religious State: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Moshe Koppel, Shmuel Rosner, Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, David M. Weinberg

Moderator: Dr. Elliott Malamet

 

3:00-3:55 pm

Yaakov and Eisav: Case Study of a Symbolic Interpretation of the Torah
Rabbi Herzl Hefter

Or

Four Who Entered the Pardes: How Rabbi Akiva Emerged Unscathed
Dr. Joel Hecker

Or

Perspectives on Sports & Sports Fandom
Ari Lamm

 

4:00-4:50 pm

What Can Computers Tell Us About the Torah?
Dr. Moshe Koppel

Or

From Boston to Jerusalem: Covering the Media in the Middle East
Tovah Lazaroff

Or
 

The Yom Kippur War, 40 Years Later: Lessons for Today
Shmuel Rosner

 

4:55 pm

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