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Seminary Life: Dining at GTS

Dining at General didn’t always take place in “one of New York’s most beautiful interior spaces” [1]. When GTS first opened in New York, for $2 a week, students could eat in a basement dining room in the East Building. At the time, “there was little…feeling that fellowship in a refectory was an aspect of…

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The Night After Christmas

Everyone’s read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by GTS’s own Clement Clarke Moore, but have you ever heard of “The Night After Christmas”? The 1823 publication of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in the Troy Sentinel had readers “buzzing, laughing, marveling, and rhapsodizing” and solidified a typical “American” Christmas.[1] Because of its popularity and reach,…

International Council of Christians and Jews

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the Ancient Near East Today newsletter, and today we have for you the International Council of Christians and Jews newsletter. This is a newsletter that describes the work of the ICCJ, the “the umbrella organisation of 38 national Jewish-Christian dialogue organizations world-wide.” The ICCJ Newsletter is another great…