by Tal Becker When Israel and the US publicly disagree over an issue like Iran, concerns about a growing divide between US and Israeli Jewry become more acute. But even in calmer periods, it is often claimed that persistent ideological and religious divides are creating a … [Read more...] about Are US and Israeli Jewry Drifting Apart?
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I am not remotely pretending to address all the issues ... The sole intention here is start a conversation. by Ezra Friedlander Jewish philanthropists: I offer a New Year’s Resolution that can potentially change the face of American Jewry for decades. Create a Birthright to … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution For Secular Jews: Support Birthright To A Jewish Education Instead Of Birthright Israel
by Dr. Shlomo Fischer and David Roth Can the fabric of social relations in Israel change? As is well known, Israel is made up of variegated social groups some of whom stand in adversarial relationship with one another. To name but a few - there is the national divide between … [Read more...] about No Longer Invisible
Despite my leadership positions as executive director of a synagogue, vice-president of a federation, and executive director of a major Jewish foundation, the communal structure in which I work does not confer on me bona fide professional status. by Chip Edelsberg Last … [Read more...] about A “Must Read” List Is the Start of Something Bigger
by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Schiff According to the recently published Pew Survey of U.S. Jews, a staggering 73% of Jews say that remembering the Holocaust is “an essential part of what being Jewish means to them.” In fact, more Jews chose “remembering the Holocaust” as an indispe … [Read more...] about Remembering Our Identity