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Learning in Memory of Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., z"l

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In His Own Words: Selected Writings of Rabbi Aaron PankenRabbi Panken was a prolific writer who explored a broad range of subjects. These selected writings reflect the scope of his themes, including texts of the Second Temple period, liturgy of the High Holy Days, technology and theology, the importance of halakhah and the Talmud for Reform Judaism, commentaries on the Book of Genesis, Reform Judaism’s struggle for recognition in Israel, HUC-JIR’s mission of Jewish leadership development, projects advancing tolerance, the call for Jewish unity, and his ardent belief in the sanctity of life.

Jewish Texts Matter [Podcast]: During this College Commons podcast, Rabbi Panken discussed the impact and relevance of Jewish texts.

The Future of Liberal Judaism in North America [Video]: Rabbi Panken delivered a lecture at the Shalom Hartman Institute's Hartman Summer Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar in Jerusalem.

Accessing the Divine: One Minute of Wonder [Video]: Rabbi Panken shared how we can change the world through our relationship with God.

30/30 Sheloshim for Sheloshim: 30 Minutes of Text Study with HUC-JIR Faculty in Honor of Rabbi Panken’s Sheloshim:

  • Dr. Alyssa Gray, Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature
  • Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Professor of Liturgy and Midrash
  • Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D., Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice
  • Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinics