Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Embodied Judaism: SHE

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Who is She? The Shekhinah, which derives from the Hebrew word for "dwell or settle," is a feminine divine presence, guiding and protecting men and women everywhere. She is power, wisdom, and compassion and has influenced Jews from the ancient world through Second and Third Wave feminism and into the transgender and environmental concerns of the present day. Who is She, how has She empowered us, and how does She appear to us today?
 
SHE, the third biannual Embodied Judaism Symposium, explores the concept of Shekhinah, drawing on materials in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections held at the University of Coloraod Boulder. The symposium featured insight and embodied presentations from Rabbi Dr. Tirzah FirestoneProfessor Joy Ladin, and Professor Samuel Boyd as well as an original performance from dancer and choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl
 
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Freedom Seder: American Judaism and Social Justice

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Freedom Seder: American Judaism and Social Justice explores a landmark event in American religious life: the 1969 creative, interfaith interpretation of the traditional Passover ritual. This re- imagined performance of an ancient celebration used as its guiding text Arthur Waskow’s civil rights Haggadah, a rewritten version of the book traditionally associated with this ritual. The event took place in a turbulent historical context—on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. —and served as an important precursor to what has become a common American Jewish practice, rewriting the Passover text to emphasize the connections between Judaism and social justice.

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: The Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism

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This exhibition explores the life and work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (b. 1924, Poland) and his role in shaping contemporary Judaism as a religion, social movement, and philosophy of spiritual transformation. Many of the images and artifacts in the exhibition come from the Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the Post- Holocaust American Judaism Archive at the CUBoulder Libraries Archives and Special Collections. The Schachter-Shalomi Collection includes personal papers, manuscripts, publications, as well as a wealth of audio and visual materials that cover the historical trajectory of his life. The collection includes materials on Jewish Renewal, Hasidism, Kabbalah, Deep Ecumenism, Psychology of Religion, and Spiritual Eldering.

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