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As the siren rings throughout Israel on Monday night, take a moment to think about the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Commemoration of the Holocaust in Israel has a fascinating history and present. Read here how Donniel Hartman describes Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – as one of Israel’s new “High Holy Days.” That is, the period from Yom Hashoah to Yom Haatzmaut – Israeli Independence Day – is as important or more so in the Israeli consciousness than the “Yamim Noraim,” Days of Awe from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur.

PS: There will be a video soon.

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David Hartman (Lindenbaum): How is it Possible to Speak of a Personal God after the Holocaust?, Dec. 8, 08, Pt.2 of 2

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David Hartman (Lindenbaum): How Is Prayer Possible After the Holocaust, Part 2 of 2. David Hartman of Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, completes this fascinating lecture.

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David Hartman: How Is Prayer Possible After the Holocaust, Part 1 of 2. First of the 2008-2009 Lindenbaum Lecture Series presentations, from Jerusalem, Israel. Nov. 10, 2008

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Click here – the vidcast begins at 5 p.m., Israel time, Nov. 17, 2008. That’s 10 a.m. in New York and 7 a.m. in Los Angeles. (Note: As is [frustratingly] usual from Israeli websites, the video webcast is viewable only with Internet Explorer, not Firefox or other browsers.)

David Hartman’s award is for, “his life’s work to revitalize Judaism and strengthen Jewish identity among Jews the world over; above all, of his gift of vision and action, faith and scholarship, toward building a more pluralistic, tolerant, and enlightened Israeli society.”

Read a full description of the award and the ceremony, here.

If that’s not enough incentive, other degree recipients will include Elie Wiesel, who will make closing comments.

Here is the full list of honorees:

  • Dvora Ben Dror – Israel
  • Prof. Aaron Ciechanover – Israel
  • Ernst Cramer – Germany
  • Robert J. Drake – Holland
  • Prof. Peter Goldreich – USA
  • Rabbi David Hartman – Israel
  • Donald L. Kirk – USA
  • Lorry I. Lokey – USA
  • Prof. Helmut Schwarz – Germany
  • Joshua Sobol – Israel
  • Elie Wiesel – USA

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Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Shalom Hartman Institute Co-Director, will give the 2008-09 Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, Wednesday, December 10.

Donniel’s subject is: “The New Narratives of Modern Israel: The Role of the Living and the Role of the Dead.” A reception will be held at 5:30 pm; the lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, but a photo ID is required. The location is HUC’s Brookdale Center, 1 W. 4 St.

For more information and to register, click here.

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David Hartman's Annual Lindenbaum lecture Series

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Rabbi Prof. David Hartman will deliver his annual Lindenbaum and Pomrenze public lecture series beginning Nov. 10, and running for an additional nine sessions through Mar. 16, 2009.

The fall 2008 lectures, in the Lindenbaum Lecture Series, are titled, “How is Prayer Possible after the Holocaust? Reflections on the Relationship between Creation and Mt. Sinai.”

Dates are: Nov. 10, 24, Dec. 8, 15, 29.

To view videos of previous lectures in these series, click here.

Click on this link to listen to previous lectures.

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