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The Minyan and the Internet with Rabbi Michael Paley


When does Jewish custom and law change? The minyan and the Internet with Rabbi Michael Paley

In our long Jewish history we have always thought of a minyan as praying together. But what does, “together” mean? In this time of social distancing and electronic gathering, should that meaning and practice change? So many once firm boundaries have fallen in contemporary society so what are the concerns about “virtual” community and prayer? We will focus on these questions through text and history in this time of crisis and transformation.

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Topic: The Minyan and the Internet with Rabbi Michael Paley
Time: Mar 24, 2020 06:00 PM Budapest

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Rabbi Michael Paley, is a senior scholar for the JDC and the founding director of the Tarbut Fellowship living in Budapest, Hungary. Previously he was the scholar in residence of the UJA-Federation of New York and prior to his arrival at UJA, he was a professor of Jewish Studies and Dean at Bard College, the Vice President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation and served as the University Chaplain at Columbia University and Associate University Chaplain at Dartmouth College. Additionally, he was the founding director of the Edgar M. Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel. Rabbi Paley earned his bachelor’s at Brandeis, graduate degrees in Jewish and Islamic Philosophy and Science at Temple University and received his rabbinic ordination from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.

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