Our online events. Discussions on this very website.

The Wandering Jew
March 8, 2013
Symposium on Jewish Bioethics and Medical Halakha is underway. Discussion will be led by Alan Jotkowitz (Ben-Gurion University), Judah Goldberg (Yeshivat Har Etzion), and Ari Schick (Michigan State University). For opening comments by Alan Jotkowitz, click here For follow-up comments...
August 26, 2012
This symposium on Lara Buchak’s “Can it be Rational to have Faith?” will commence on Sunday 26 August and run through to 02 September. The symposium will be led by Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern), Trent Dougherty (Baylor), and Lara Buchak (Berkeley)....
Theological Impressionism
July 7, 2012
This symposium centers around questions raised in Howard Wettstein’s paper “Doctrine” For Ari Schick’s opening comments, please click here For Wettstein’s response, please click here Please feel free to post a comment on either/both pieces.  
April 19, 2012
This symposium explores the relationship between Jewish law and morality. The symposium will be led by Alan Mittleman (JTS) and Daniel Statman (Haifa). A copy of Lichtenstein’s paper can be found here A Hebrew translation of the paper can be...
Symposium on Halakha (Jewish Law)
March 21, 2012
A symposium led by Sari Kisilevsky (CUNY), Ken Ehrenberg (SUNY), and Laliv Clenman (Leo Baeck) will occur here between March 21–28. The discussion will center around the problems of authority and law in relation to Mishna Sanhedrin 9:6, in particular...
Jewish Business
February 21, 2012
In this thought-provoking paper, Pava defends the claim that there is a unique Jewish business ethic. In so doing, Pava sets himself apart from those like Kant and Mill who defend the universal character of ethical imperatives. In other words,...
December 1, 2011
Is Judaic logic used in the Talmud for inferring Judaic laws analytic? Is it a priori? Judaism differs considerably from other theistic religions. One of the main features is that Jewish religious laws are not dogmatic but based on specific...
September 13, 2011
The symposium on David Shatz's paper, "Hierarchical Theories of Freedom and the Hardening of Hearts" is now underway. Professor Shatz has kindly agreed to initiate the symposium with some thoughts on his paper and the broader philosophical and exegetical issues it raises. What follows are his remarks.
Talmudic Destiny
September 4, 2022
Call for Abstracts: The APJ plans to sponsor a session on the theme “Emotions and Jewish Philosophy” at the APA Central Division in Denver, CO, February 22-25, 2023. We invite abstracts of 750-1,000 words on any topic related to emotions and Jewish...
February 23, 2022
8:00 pm
The APJ is delighted to announce that our annual group session will be held at the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association on Wednesday, February 23th, 2022 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL. This year’s session...