By Liam Hoare eJewish Philanthropy SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzogovina - In Bosnia-Herzegovina, discussion of women’s health issues, and especially breast cancer, remains something of a taboo. “During my childhood, I never heard the word ‘cancer.’ If that was the situation in my home … [Read more...] about Nela Hasic’s Remarkable Journey and Her Battle to Beat Bosnia’s Cancer Taboo
Archives for January 2016
By Karen S. Bloom Non-stop press coverage showing images of the aftermath of terrorism in Paris and the United States, along with the recent attacks in Israel and other parts of the world can feel overwhelming. Inflammatory rhetoric and fear mongering is the response which … [Read more...] about When the News Gets Too Much to Handle
More than 350 scholars, authors, clergy and Jewish communal figures have signed onto a “declaration on ethics” that is challenging individuals and organizations to act with more transparency and accountability. Unethical behavior among Jewish leaders has reached crisis levels i … [Read more...] about Ethics in Jewish Leadership – Where Art Thou?
By Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste It’s unusual for the same two-word phrase to be both unknown and a cliché. In a sense however, Jewish Peoplehood fits this description. While the whole notion of peoplehood has become so central to professional Jewish circles in recent years, … [Read more...] about The Next Step for Jewish Peoplehood
By Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman Jonah Hassenfeld’s article “Teaching Critical Thinking and the History of Israel,” [published by eJewish Philanthropy on January 15, 2016] faults my curriculum, Reframing Israel: Teaching Kids to Think Critically About the Israeli-Palestinian Confl … [Read more...] about Fostering Critical Thinking by Reframing Israel Education