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Shai Held

Rabbi Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. Before that, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakha at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A renowned lecturer and educator, Shai is a 2011 recipient of the Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. He has taught for institutions such as Drisha, Me'ah, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Rabbinic Training Institute, and currently serves on the faculty of the Wexner Heritage program. Shai has a PhD in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought and in the history of Zionism. His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence was published by Indiana University Press in the fall of 2013


A Prayer for Today (US Election Day 2020), by Rabbi Shai Held

Contributed on: 03 Nov 2020 by Shoshana Michael Zucker (translation) | Shai Held |

A Prayer on US Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd 2020. . . .

אחרי הצונמי | Prayer in the Wake of a Tsunami, by Rabbi Shai Held (2004)

Contributed on: 11 Mar 2011 by Shai Held |

A prayer composed by Rabbi Shai Held in the aftermath of the devastating 2004 Asian Tsunami. . . .

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