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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

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Traveling to Babylon—For Good

August 23, 2021 - August 24, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The first time Jews traveled to Babylon, it was part of a great exile. But when the rabbis returned to Babylon many centuries later, joining a now “native” Jewish community there, they found themselves very much at home. Some did indeed claim Babylon as home, while others traveled back and forth between Babylon and Palestine as rabbinic messengers to ensure that the teachings of each were available to the other. Two confident centers of Jewish life developed, not unlike modern New York and Jerusalem. In this session with Dr. David Kraemer, we will explore the legacy of those rabbis and how their work continues to impact Jewish life today.

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.