In Our Lives and in Our Communities. Join us as we embark on a search for God—we will draw upon how Jews have searched for God in the past to learn about how we might search for God in the present. Over the course of a day, we will deepen our understanding of how Judaism imagines we might be...
Privacy, Connection, and the Spiritual Life. Listen to shiurim from our faculty, recorded live at our Summer Yom Iyyun, 2015 on various topics related to the intersection of Judaism and technology.
Jewish ethics focuses not just on what we do, but on who we are. Character traits are essential to living a moral and holy life. Join us as we explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law...
Do I have to believe in God? Is doubt okay? This collection deals with fundamental theological questions.
What is faith? What is the place of doubt in religious life? What role should protest have in the face of injustice and unfairness? How have Jews traditionally wrestled with these questions, and how ought we to wrestle them now? Sessions were recorded during our 2016 Fall Lecture Series. ...
Join Director of Mechon Hadar, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, as he illustrates his approaches to prayers, Tanakh, tzedakah, building communities, liturgy and more.
If you're interested in how halakhah plays a role in the modern world, you should see lectures and podcasts by Rabbi Ethan Tucker—the head of the Center for Jewish Law and Values at Hadar.
Join Hadar's former Dean of Students, Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, in debunking dogmas and other practical and philosophical questions about being a Jew in the modern world.
For detailed discussions of Jewish ethics and philosophy, watch and listen to Rabbi Shai Held—the head of the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas at Mechon Hadar.
On September 12, 2017, we held a book launch to celebrate Rabbi Shai Held's widely acclaimed new book, The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion. You can buy the books on Amazon.
Join us as we explore some of the most profound questions religious people face: What is faith? What is the place of doubt in religious life? What role should protest have in the face of injustice and unfairness? How have Jews traditionally wrestled with these questions, and how ought we to wrestle...
Recorded at our Summer 2014 Yom Iyyun Jewish texts have always placed great emphasis on the crucial relationships between parents and children, and have often understood God's relationship to the Jewish people as a parent-child relationship. The relationships between parents and children are...
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