Share in the learning of "Mining the Jewish Tradition for its Healing Wisdom" - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Share in the learning of "Mining the Jewish Tradition for its Healing Wisdom"

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

The HUC-JIR Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health and Temple Chai of Phoenix hosted this international conference in May for nearly 300 rabbis, physicians, nurses, cantors, educators, artists, mental-health professional, and lay people interested in the health-related text and resources Judaism has to offer. Click below to see video and read text of keynote speeches by Rabbi Elliot Dorff - "Mishneh Ha-Briyyot: A New Jewish Approach to Disabilities," Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi - "Biblical Reflections on Holiness, Health and Hope," Dr. Arnie Eisen - "Choose Life: American Jews and the Quest for Healing," and Dr. Arthur Green - "Healing the Self, Healing the Cosmos: Reflections in the Neo-Hasidic Spirit". (defunct)

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.