By Bob Hyfler What ails the structures of the Jewish world is not a question of mission, division of labor or form, nor the absence of leadership. It is the absence of an informed, sustained, multi-generation conversation among the many on our collective challenges and directions. To his credit, Steve Windmueller catalogues many of the right issues but perhaps marginalizes others I think to be of equal or greater importance. We are too … [Read more...] about Structures as if People Matter: A Quick Response to Steven Windmueller
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By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. At this season of our moving from the narrow places that shaped our past to the possibilities of a new tomorrow, we find a Jewish community that is at a significant crossroads in its American journey. Today, external forces are undermining the political standing and status of America’s Jews, just as internal trends point to significant demographic and structural changes impacting our institutions and the welfare of … [Read more...] about In this Season of our Liberation: American Jews Confront Themselves
By Steven Windmueller
As this nation prepares for the 2020 Presidential election, what roles will America’s Jews play in next year’s campaign? A new Gallup Poll indicates that 71% of America’s Jews oppose the President, while 26% support President Trump.
Following the President’s appearance this past weekend at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, a renewed debate has evolved over the role that Jews will play in the … [Read more...] about Preparing for 2020:
On the Politics and Political Lives of American Jewry
Economic issues, including the cost of living, high taxes and traffic congestion, are contributing to the changing demographic picture of Los Angeles.
By Marylin Kingston and Steven Windmueller
The landscape for the Los Angeles is changing, and so is its Jewish community. There are many factors contributing to these structural changes, including such external issues as the cost of living, traffic congestion and high taxes. When we add … [Read more...] about How External Factors are Re-inventing the LA Jewish Community
A Case Study
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
In recent years, much has been written about Purim with its distinctive political themes and leadership insights. Through their actions, the story’s principal characters, Esther and Mordecai, dramatically offer us a model of active intervention. Over the past several years, this writer has offered two earlier “takes” on the Purim saga. In this piece, five additional themes are being introduced, adding to the … [Read more...] about Purim:
Contemporary Reflections on an Old Narrative