Global, Religion

If you really listen…

The course descriptions are here for the 2006 NHC Summer Institute!!! The Institute (August 7-13, 2006, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge NH) is a week of multigenerational nondenominational Jewish learning where every teacher is a student and every student is a teacher. This is a fantastic set of teachers and courses:

  • Andrea Hodos: Moving Torah: Seeing the Voices
  • Bob Freedman: Ein Torah b’li Havurah: an Introduction to Havurah Judaism
  • Harold Gorvine: Palestine 1948: Independence and Catastrophe
  • Jeremy Kalmanofsky: Ramban’s Wisdom
  • Benj Kamm: Prayer in Judaism and Islam
  • Ronnie Levin: Men, Women, and Sex in the Talmud
  • Stuart Mangel: Re-examining Our Roots: A Contemporary Look at the Development of Monotheism, 1500-500 BCE
  • Bernice Heilbrunn Potvin: Jewish Germans: A Glorious History
  • Regina L. Sandler-Phillips: Who Knows Four? I Know Six! Listening to Our Silent Matriarchs
  • Jonah Steinberg: The Divine Voice in Human Hearing (and Doing)
  • Ilana Streit: Exploring, Renewing, and Keeping Shabbat
  • Philip Terman: Writing and Listening to Jewish Poetry


  • Kathy Hart: We are the People of the Book: Creating a One-of-a-Kind Book
  • Joseph Berman: Listening to Palestinian Voices: Hearing Palestinian Narratives
  • Adam Gordon: A Neighborhood to Pray In: Where American Jews Live and Why
  • Sue Gulack: Listening with Our Eyes, Praying with our Hands: Sign Language Prayer
  • Marga Hirsch: Lishmoa Kol Shofar: Hearing the Shofar
  • Stephanie Wellen Levine: Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey among Hasidic Girls
  • Neil Litt: Not In Heaven: When God is Silent, To Whom Do We Listen?
  • Louis Rieser: A Taste of Zohar: Teachings on the Days of Awe
  • Brent Chaim Spodek: Jewish Ethics in an Age of Global Commerce and Conflict
  • Michael (Plotnik) Tayvah: Western (Portuguese) Sefardi Judaism: a Model for Contemporary Post-denominational Jews?
  • Miriam-Simma Walfish: Reading the Talmud as Shakespeare: Literary Approaches to Talmudic Stories
  • Melissa Weintraub: Milhamot Hashem? Jewish Conceptions of War Ethics

Registration for the Institute will open in the next few weeks.

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