Annual Day of Big Ideas

Annual Day of Big Ideas

Monday, December 25, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Keynote Address By:

Shalom Holtz, Ph.D.

“The Tenth of Tevet and the Second of Adar: Hurban Bayit Rishon as a National and International Event”

Shalom E. Holtz, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University and director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College. A graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, he is the author of numerous comparative studies on law and legal imagery in the Tanakh in light of the legal culture of Mesopotamia. His most recently published book is Neo-Babylonian Trial Records (Society of Biblical Literature, 2014).


With additional lectures by members of our distinguished faculty:

Mrs. Tamar Appel

“The Question of Jewish Citizenship in Revolutionary France”


Rabbi Donny Besser

“How to Say No to This: Mussar Lessons From Hamilton”


Dr. Oshra Cohen

“The Science of Mindfulness: It’s More than Just Yoga”


Mrs. Enid Goldberg

“Speaking Across the Divide: A Discussion of ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn,’ by John Keats”


Mrs. Chani Rotenberg

“Roots of the Women’s Movement During Abolition and the Civil Rights Era”


Mrs. Gila Stein

Science in your Kitchen: The Chemistry of Food and Cooking

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