Hebrew College Is Closed on Thursday in Celebration of Purim

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Six Me'ah Graduates to Be Honored at Spring Gala

Six Me’ah graduates who have made significant contributions to the Jewish community and society at large will be honored in May at Hebrew College’s annual spring gala. The honorees include Hebrew College’s director of adult learning, Bernice Lerner.

Notable & Quotable

Rabbi Daniel Klein, director of student life and director of admissions for the Rabbinical School, participated in a panel discussion, "You Say Rabbi, I Say Shmabbi: A Conversation About the Future of Jewish Leadership," hosted Feb. 28 by Mishkan Chicago.

FROM THE BLOG

Rabbi Zadok Hakohen of Lublin (1823-1900) traces the development of the Oral Law to the time of Purim. The basic founding of the Oral Torah began with the men of the Great Assembly … in that generation lived the last prophets … for with the demise of that generation prophecy was stopped up and the […]
Megillat Esther, which we read on the holiday of Purim this week, is a flamboyant, even farcical tale of good and evil. Its characters on the face of it are caricatures of human virtue and vice: Achashueras, the foolish king who sits on the throne but exercises no true leadership or authority; Haman, the sinister power […]