Plan ahead: Shalom Hartman Institute is joining an impressive lineup of prominent Jerusalem and Jewish institutions in the first Gateways Festival of Jewish learning, taking place throughout Jerusalem on Sukkot, October 16 and 19.
The rationale behind this event is to bring together all streams of Jews on Sukkot, the Feast of Ingathering, in Jerusalem for a celebration of Jewish learning and culture. All study sessions – whether in English, French, Hebrew or Russian – all outdoor performances, and some indoor performances will be offered free of charge.
The Hartman Institute is participating in the festival with five study sessions at its campus, three in Hebrew and two in English. The Hebrew sessions will be given by Dr. Ariel Picard, who will discuss Jewish education in the postmodern era, Dr. Yishai Rozen-Tvi, who will focus on women and prayer in Midrash, and Prof. Israel Knohl, who will talk about the genetic code of the Bible. In English, Dr. Alick Isaacs will discuss a Jewish philosophy of peace, while Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi will lecture on revelation in modern Jewish thought.
The October 19 sessions will carry on through the night in a traditional Hoshana Rabbah night-long study.
For a full listing of all the sessions and their times see the Gateways website.