Caution vs. Fear

Caution vs. Fear

This post was written by MJTI Registrar Rabbi Michael Hillel. Earlier, while answering emails, I was asked how Rabbi Vered and I were doing. I responded that we were doing well while “remaining cautious as COVID-19 numbers continue to climb.” An almost immediate...
Tisha B’Av: About the Holiday

Tisha B’Av: About the Holiday

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of Av (the Jewish month that usually coincides with July and/or August), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar. This year, it starts on the 29th of July and ends at sundown of the 30th. A large number of disasters are...
Meet Michael Eldred, pt. 1

Meet Michael Eldred, pt. 1

Michael Eldred is a 2020 MJTI graduate of our Jewish Studies Program. Recently, we had the opportunity to meet virtually with him and discuss his time at MJTI, learning during a pandemic, and his plans for the future. MJTI: Thank you so much for meeting with me, and...
Inspiring Jewish Women: Doña Gracia Nasi

Inspiring Jewish Women: Doña Gracia Nasi

This is the second installment of Inspiring Jewish Women, a series by MJTI Academic Dean Vered Hillel. Read part one (Emma Lazarus) here. Doña Gracia Nasi (c. 1510-1569) is one of the formidable Jewish women whom I greatly admire and from whom I have derived strength...

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