Meet Michael Eldred, pt. 2

Meet Michael Eldred, pt. 2

2020 MJTI graduate Michael Eldred at MJTI’s virtual graduation with his wife, Jamie. This is part 2 of MJTI’s interview with 2020 MJS graduate Michael Eldred. For the first part of his interview, where we discuss his journey to MJTI and the challenges he...
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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