• January 18, 2021
  • 5 5781, Sh'vat
  • פרשת בא

Middot and Pop Culture

Middot and Pop Culture
What can pop culture contribute to our understanding of Middot (character traits)? Each week, join Rabbi Uri Cohen to compare and contrast how a Middah is addressed in Torah sources and contemporary culture. Examples include immortality in Chazal and Tuck Everlasting, fear in the Machzor and Divergent, and impatience in Jewish history and Amazon Prime.

Next Class

January 28, 2021


Time of Class

Thu 11:00 am, 6:00 pm
January 28, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Middot and Pop Culture: Instant Gratification and Impatience
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Credit Cards

Amazon Prime

High School Musical

February 4, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Middot and Pop Culture: Confronting Fear
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Defending Your Life

February 11, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Middot and Pop Culture: Loneliness in Pop Culture
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The Police


February 18, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middot and Pop Culture: The Appeal of Immortality
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Gulliver’s Travels

The Sandman

Tuck Everlasting

Rabbi Uri Cohen has been teaching at Midreshet Moriah since 2005. He learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS (YU) and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. For two years, he was an ATID Fellow. Through Torah MiTzion, he and his wife Dr. Yocheved Engelberg Cohen served as the first members of the Syracuse Kollel, and later as the first couple of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Princeton University. They now live in Ramat Beit Shemesh. His eclectic lecture topics have included Talmudic Misogyny in Context, Harry Potter and the Value of Fantasy, Contemporary Orthodox Responses to Homosexuality, and How Not to Do Outreach.