from The Jerusalem Post: Rosner's Domain: Al Levitt on what Jewish educators should teach You've probably heard about the "big news coming out of The Jim Joseph Foundation": $33 million is being given to The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), and Yeshiva University (YU) to increase the number of future Jewish educators and to improve the quality of professional preparation they … [Read more...] about What Jewish Educators Should Teach
Archives for May 2010
by Noga Zivan, D. Phil. On 6 May 2010, Great Britain went to the polls amid great unease surrounding the country’s economic future. The election resulted in the first peace-time coalition government since 1939, between David Cameron’s Conservative (Tory) Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat. With the Conservatives pledged to cut £6 billion in spending this year alone, all eyes are now trained on Chancellor George Osborne’s emergency … [Read more...] about Where Now for Great Britain?
Theodore Sasson and Leonard Saxe writing in Tablet Magazine: Wrong Numbers Peter Beinart’s argument about Israel and liberal American Jews is built on misread data ... Our response to Beinart and others who share his view of a profound and growing schism between liberal American Jews and establishment advocacy organizations is not based on political differences. Rather, our concern is that he and others have allowed their own political … [Read more...] about Is Beinart a Bellwether
by Yonatan Ariel How do we make the Jewish journey compelling? I believe we need to reconfigure the art of Jewish conversation. We need to encourage exploratory, open conversation aimed at strengthening and deepening the foundations of one’s connections to Judaism in the world. For me one of the great treasures of conversation is the unexpected. Not the outrageous, nor the gaudy, but the comment that is the produce of a fertile mind absorbed … [Read more...] about The Art of Content Conversations
The general feeling around Jerusalem's Jewish organizational world is that the upcoming meeting of the World Zionist Congress will be either of two extremes - boring, or a bloodbath - and much relates around how Shas, a Sephardic Haredi political party, is received in the WZO. We've written before how the Diaspora member organizations of the WZO, especially the delegates from North America, truly do not understand the profound changes that may … [Read more...] about Haredi Party Seeks to Remove Pluralism from Jewish World Agenda