Moishe House, in partnership with the Carlsbad, CA based Leichtag Foundation, is set to open a house in Jerusalem. This visionary funding plays a key role in enabling the first Moishe House house in Israel. The Moishe House model empowers young adults to become facilitators and … [Read more...] about Moishe House to Open in Jerusalem
Archives for May 2012
by Yossi Prager As Shavuot approaches, I think of the multi-faceted nature of the Torah. It tells the stirring story of a small, complex family that grew into a great nation. It sets out the constitution for that nation. And it contains a detailed set of laws for interaction … [Read more...] about Shavuot, Jewish Ethics, and a Rebuttal of Thomas Jefferson
by Alan van Capelle The confluence of Shavuot and Memorial Day this year is a chance to reflect on the Jewish ethos of communal obligation as it pertains to patriotism, and the American ethos of equality as it pertains to Jewish values. Shavuot commemorates the receipt of … [Read more...] about Patriotism, Equality and Communal Obligation: Where Shavuot and Memorial Day Meet
by Rabbi Daniel R. Allen Can it be that the only men were at Sinai? When we read the Asseret HaDibrot this Shavuot do they apply only to men? Is there some proof that the brain power or the moral worth of a woman is less than a man? The answer to all of these questions is a … [Read more...] about Can It Be That Only Men Were at Sinai?
by Helen Chernikof The resignations of the top executives at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society come just weeks before the release of a survey showing that an “overwhelming majority” of almost 450 Jewish executives have no succ … [Read more...] about Organizations’ Plans For Succession Seen Lacking