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Edah’s First International Conference
Orthodoxy Encounters a Changing World
February 14th & 15th, 1999


Text Study Sessions

____E1-1 The Clal Gadol of the Torah: "Tzelem Elokim"
Rabbi Irving Greenberg
____E1-2 Women Reading the Megillah
Rabbi Simcha Krauss
____E1-3 Cultural Context and the Subversion of Halachah
Dr. Rochelle Millen
____E1-4 Chilul Shabbat to Save a Non-Jew
Rabbi Adam Mintz
____E1-5 Mikvah Erev Yom Kippur: Not for Men Only
Gitelle Rapoport
____E1-6 The Sanctity of the Land of Israel: Holy Matter or Sacred Space
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
____E1-7 Individuality and Halachah: On the Right to My Own Opinion
Rabbi Naphtali Harcsztark
____E1-8 Spirituality in Prayer
Rabbi Avi Weiss
____E1-9 Text and Message: A Delicate Balance
Esther Krauss


Opening Keynote

____E1-10 Modern Orthodoxy: In Quest of Holiness
Rabbi Saul J. Berman and Edah Leadership


Lunch Address

____E1-11 Responsibility, Arrogance and Humility
Judy Adler Sheer
  Missing Israeli Soldiers: What Can Be Done?
Miriam and Yona Baumel


Presentations and Discussions #1

____E1-13 The Evolution of Modern Orthodoxy
Rabbi Walter Wurzburger
____E1-13 The Evolution of Modern Orthodoxy
Rabbi Walter Wurzburger
____E1-14 Halachic and Communal Responses to The Changing Roles of Women
Dr. Norman Baumel Joseph. Rabbi Charles Sheer
____E1-15 Women Mourners Saying Kaddish: Issues in Halachah and Sociology
Arlene Agus. Rabbi Yosef Adler
____E1-16 Where Do Chumrahs Come From?
Rabbi Dov Linzer. Dr. Chaim Waxman
____E1-17 Reshit Tzmichat Geulateinu
Rabbi Simcha Krauss. Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
____E1-18 Changing Ethical Institutions Encounter Traditional Halachic Categories
Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard. Blu Greenberg
____E1-19 Relating to the Non-Orthodox: Can We Value Without Validating
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin. Arna Poupko
____E1-20 Using Philanthropic Dollars to Shape the Nature of the Community
George Hanus. Dr. Reuven Kimelman. Morry Weiss Chair: Jeremy Burton
____E1-21 Familial Dissonance As A Result of Influences of the Post-High School Israel Yeshiva Programs
Miriam Schacter
____E1-22 Are We Teaching Too Much Tanach?
Rabbi Ezra Labaton
____E1-23 An Orthodox View on Biblical Criticism
Dr. B. Barry Levy Chair: Dr. Michael Hammer
____E1-24 Infusing Liturgy/Synagogue Rituals With Content and Kedushah
Margy-Ruth Davis. Rabbi Zvi Grumet
____E1-25 Sephardic Religious Responses to Modernity
Rabbi Marc Angel. Rabbi Howard Joseph
____E1-26 Turmoil Around the Israeli Religious Councils
Leah Shakdiel Chair: Dr. Gilbert H. Kahn
____E1-27 The American Religious Zionist Kollel Movement
Bob Stark. Rabbi Adam Mintz
____E1-28 Talmudic Criticism and Traditional "Learning"-Allies or Enemies
Rabbi David Bigman


Plenary-Minchah

____E1-29 Recapturing Meaning in Personal and Communal Tefillah
Rabbi Saul J. Berman. Rabbi Zvi Grumet


Forums

____E1-30 Mobilizing to Free Agunot-A Two Pronged Approach in America; A Report From Israel
Rabbi Michael Broyde. Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph. Sharon Shenhav Chair: Rabbi Saul J. Berman
____E1-31 Preserving Modern Orthodoxy In Our Educational System
Rabbi Jack Bieler. Dr. Samuel C. Heilman Chair: Chaya Gorsetman
____E1-31A Preserving Modern Orthodoxy In Our Educational System
Rabbi Jack Bieler. Rabbi Scot A. Berman Chair: Chaya Gorsetman
____E1-32 Reflections on the Heritage of The Rav
Rabbi Yosef Adler. Dr. Eugene Korn. Rabbi Walter Wurzburger Chair: Dr. Rivka Ausubel Danzig
____E1-32A Reflections on the Heritage of The Rav
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. Dr. Eugene Korn. Rabbi Walter Wurzburger Chair: Dr. Rivka Ausubel Danzig
____E1-33 Personal Autonomy and Rabbinic Authority
Rabbi Dov Linzer. Dr. Jeremy Rosen Chair: Dr. Steven T. Katz
____E1-34 Culture and Wisdom of the World-Assur, Mutar or Chiyuv?
Dr. David Berger. Dr. Aviezer Ravitsky Chair: Rabbi Benjamin Samuels
____E1-34A Culture and Wisdom of the World-Assur, Mutar or Chiyuv?
Dr. David Berger. Dr. Aviezer Ravitsky Chair: Dr. Tamar Ross
____E1-35 Frontiers of Feminism In Orthodoxy-Part One
Dr. Tamar Ross Chair: Giti Bendheim
____E1-36 Frontiers of Feminism In Orthodoxy-Part Two
Bat Sheva Marcus. Deborah Zlochower Chair: Rabbi Asher Lopatin


Dinner Address

____E1-37 Edah-The Vision: Moving Forward
Dr. Michael Hammer
  Entertainment:
Yossi Piamenta and his band


Presentations and Discussions #2

____E1-39 Intellectual Origins of Modern Orthodoxy
Dr. Jay Berkovitz. Rabbi Howard Joseph
____E1-40 Women Mourners Saying Kaddish: Issues in Halacha and Sociology
Arlen Agus. Dr. Rochelle L. Millen Chair: Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
____E1-41 Shaping a Modern Orthodox Community/Kehillah
Dr. Morris Shamah. Rabbi Joel Tessler Chair: Dr. Avram R. Gold
____E1-42 Interpreting Catastrophes
Rabbi Joseph Polak
____E1-43 Entering a Church or Mosque
Rabbi Michael Broyde
____E1-44 The Israeli/Arab Conflict Through the Lens of Orthodoxy
Jack Bendheim
____E1-45 Relating to Beloved Non-Orthodox Family Members
Rabbi Marc Angel. Rabbi Charles Sheer
____E1-46 Sociologists Study the Community: Presentations of Two Studies
Dr. Nathalie Friedman. Dr. Sidney Langer
____E1-47 Multiple Truths in Halachah
Rabbi Barry Freundel Chair: Dr. Michael Hammer
____E1-48 Halachic Response to Scientific Discovery
Dr. Edward Reichman. Alan Septimus
____E1-49 Orthodox Jews in the American Political Arena
Suri Kasirer. Jule Polonetsky
____E1-50 The Challenges of Observant Artists
Dr. Vivian Mann. Amy Klein Reichert. Micrle Landerman Ukeles


Presentations and Discussions #3

____E1-53 Regulating Social Mores: Halachah, Minhag and the Forging of Public Policy
Dr. Jay Berkovitz. Reuben Gross, Ph.D.
____E1-54 How Orthodoxy Deals With Change-Halachically and Psychologically
Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard. Dr. Clara Zilberstein
____E1-55 The Younger Generation Speaks
Chair: Gary Rosenblatt
____E1-56 Orthodox Jews in the American Political Arena
Jeremy Burton Adena Berkowitz
____E1-57 Modern Perspectives on Understanding the Bible
Rabbi Moshe Shama
____E1-58 Orthodoxy and the Broader Jewish Community: State of Siege or Coalition Opportunity?
Dr. Steven Bayme. Barry Shrage
____E1-59 Revelation, Prayer and Divine Presence
Rabbi Zvi Grumet
____E1-60 Previous Minority Opinions in the Halachic Process
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
____E1-61 Autonomy and Authority in Life-Endangering Situations
Rabbi Dr. Daniel Sinclair
____E1-62 The Impact of Modernity on Our Relationship to the Needy
Jack Doueck
____E1-63 Assessments of, and Visions for, Modern Orthodoxy
Rabbi Daniel Lehmann. Dr. David Singer Chair: Rabbi Howard Joseph


Lunch and Learn

____E1-64 Tzadik VeRah Lo-A New Reading of the Book of Echah
Rabbi Charles Sheer
____E1-65 How Does "Ashrei" Mean What it Means?
Dr. Reuven Kimelman
____E1-66 "Vehalachta Bidrachav"
Rabbi Irving Greenberg
____E1-67 Remembering Our Forgotten Stories
Rabbi Nathan Laufer
____E1-68 May We Diet?
Dr. Norma Baumel Joseph
____E1-69 Women Reading Megillah on Purim
Rabbi Simcha Krauss
____E1-70 Fixing God's Torah
Dr. B. Barry Levy
____E1-71 Grave Matters
Devorah Zlochower
____E1-72 When the Ideal Collides With Reality: Compromise or Dialectic?
Judy Klitsner
____E1-73 Leadership Track Lunch and Learn
Barry Shrage


Closing Plenary/Keynote Address #2

____E1-74 Making Democracy and Orthodoxy Comfortable Partners in Israel
Dr. Aviezer Ravitsky. Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. Leah Shakdiel Chair: Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
  Conference Closing Remarks
Dr. Michael Hammer


Edah Institute Lecture Series
Spring 1998


The Aguna Problem: History and Solutions

____E1-81 The Classical Aguna Problem
Rabbi Simcha Krauss, Rabbi of Young Israel of Hillcrest February 18, 1998
____E1-83 The Emergence of the Modern Aguna Problem
Rabbi Michael Broyde, Professor Emory University School of Law February 25, 1998
____E1-85 Approaches to Annulment of Marriage
Rabbi Simcha Krauss, Rabbi of Young Israel of Hillcrest March 4, 1998
____E1-87 The Nature of Marriage and Divorce
Dr. Michael Berger, Department of Religion, Emory University March 18, 1998
____E1-89 Statutory Intervention: "Get Laws I and II"
Rabbi Michael Broyde, Professor Emory University School of Law March 23, 1998
____E1-91 Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Rabbi Michael Broyde, Professor Emory University School of Law April 1, 1998



The Israeli Conversion Law Crisis: Background and Diverse Approaches

____E1-82 The History of the Law of Return
Rabbi Saul Berman, Director of Edah February 18, 1998
____E1-84 Politics and Religion in Israeli Democracy: The Role of the Supreme Court
Dr. Martin Edelman, Professor of Political Science, SUNY- Albany, Author of Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel February 25, 1998
____E1-86 Halakhic and Non-halakhic Conversion and the Challenge of Patrilineal Descent
Rabbi Marc Angel, Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue of New York City March 4, 1998
____E1-88 An Evaluation of the Status Quo
Isaac Shi Herzog, Esq., Attorney and Former Legal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Israel March 18, 1998
____E1-90 The Ne'eman Commission Approach
Dr. Dov Frimer, Rabbi, Attorney, and Member of the Ne'eman Commission March 23, 1998
____E1-92 Toward a New Covenant Between Religion and State in Israel
Rabbi Michael Melchior, Minister of Diaspora Affairs April 1, 1998


Edah's First New Jersey Regional Conference March 19, 2000



Opening Plenary

____E2-1 Welcoming Remarks
Rabbi Alan Yuter, Congregation Israel
  Dealing with Jewish Diversity, Integrity, Respect, and Challenge
Rabbi Saul J. Berman


Breakouts (morning)

____E2-2 Schools: Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Professionals
Rabbi Scot Berman and Judy Rosenblatt; Chair: Rabbi David Willig
____E2-3 Synagogues: Increasing Responsiveness of Synagogues to Realities: Women's Roles and Beyond
Rabbi David Kalb and Bat Sheva Marcus; Chair: Roselyn Bell
____E2-4 Home : Understanding Intergenerational Diversity - Classical and Contemporary Issues
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin and Miriam Schacter, CSW; Chair: Sherry Stein
____E2-5 Community: Creating Cooperative Interdenominational Programming: Opportunities and Limits
Rabbi Chaim Marder and Dr. Eugene Korn; Chair: Sara Youner Apsan Lunch Plenary
____E2-6 Dealing with Orthodox Diversity
Rabbi Alan Yuter; Chair: Dr. Robert Goldberg


Breakouts (afternoon)

____E2-7 Schools: Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Professionals
Dr. Jay Braverman and Judy Rosenblatt; Chair: Rabbi David Willig
____E2-8 Synagogues: Increasing Responsiveness of Synagogues to Realities: Women's Roles and Beyond
Rabbi David Kalb and Arlene Agus; Chair: Roselyn Bell
____E2-9 Home : Understanding Intergenerational Diversity - Classical and Contemporary Issues
Rabbi Alan Yuter and Miriam Schacter, CSW; Chair: Rona Wexler
____E2-10 Community: Creating Cooperative Interdenominational Programming: Opportunities and Limits
Rabbi Chaim Marder and David Jacobowitz; Chair: Linda Levi Tarlow


Closing Plenary

____E2-11 The Role of Leadership In Creating an Inclusive Community
Murray Laulicht


Boston Lecture January 10, 2000

____E2-13 Holiness in Productivity
Rabbi Saul J. Berman


Modern Orthodoxy Begins in the Classroom
May 21, 2000


Keynote Address

____E2-15 Transmitting A Strong Modern Orthodoxy: The Mutual Responsibilities of Parents and Educators
Rabbi Saul J. Berman


Roundtables

____E2-16 The Board, Administration, Judaic And General Studies Faculty And Parents As A Multi-Faceted "Educational Partnership"
Rabbi Eugene Kwalwasser, Rella Feldman
____E2-17 Yeshivische And Haredi Teachers
Rabbi Menachem Meier, Phd, Emily Labaton
____E2-18 Transmission Of Faith, Piety And Passion In The Modern Context
Rabbi Uri Gordon Renee Septimus
____E2-19 Transmission Of Ethics In The Day School
Dr. Eugene Korn Rabbi Dr. Chanina A. Rabinowitz
____E2-20 The Roles Of Girls/Women In Today's Context
Rabbi David S. Silber Belda Lindenbaum
____E2-21 Community And "Non-Denominational Schools"
Paul Shaviv Rose Landowne
____E2-22 Inclusivity For Special Education & Special Needs Children
Dr. Judith Silver Shelley Cohen
____E2-23 Opening The Doors To Western Culture
Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard Michelle Friedman, Md
____E2-24 Defining & Transmitting Religious Zionism
Rabbi Zvi Grumet Dr. Jay Braverman


Workshops: From Theory to Practice

____E2-25 A Model Lesson For An Integrated Curriculum_
Rabbi Jack Bieler
____E2-26 Moving Towards A New Mission Statement
Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard
____E2-27 Bringing Women And Women's Issues Into The Day School Curriculum
Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman
____E2-28 Textual Tradition VS. Mimetic Tradition
Rabbi Zvi Grumet
____E2-29 Moving The Whole School Towards A New Vision
Rabbi David Shluker
____E2-30 Teaching Democratic Values In Orthodox Schools In Israel
Shlomo Fischer


Roundtables

____E2-31 Integrated General And Judaic Studies
Rabbi Jack Bieler Dr. Kalman Stein
____E2-32 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Rituals And Celebrations
Rabbi Dov Lerea Rachel Neumark Herlands
____E2-33 What Would It Take To Recruit And Train Enough Ideal Modern Orthodox Teachers
Dr. Gerald Kirshenbaum Dr. Seymour Adler
____E2-34 Teachers And Parents With Different Hashkafot
Rabbi Naphtali Harcsztark Gail Stechler
____E2-35 The Impact Of Women Limudei Kodesh Teachers
Devorah Zlochower Sheldon Chanales
____E2-36 General Studies Principals And Teachers
Dr. William Helmreich Rabbi Alan Stadtmauer
____E2-37 The Post High School Year At An Israeli Yeshiva
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot Dr. Marian Getzler-Kramer
____E2-38 Modern Biblical And Talmudic Scholarship
Rabbi Scot Berman Rabbi Dr. B. Barry Levy
____E2-39 Modern Orthodoxy In The Pre-School Experience
Chaya Gorsetman Naomi Mark


Closing Plenary

____E2-40 Jewish Ethics: One Day At A Time
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  A Charge To Conference Participants: What Do We Do Next?
Rabbi Saul J. Berman


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