By Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.d. Last month my student of six years became ordained as a rabbi. The ordination took place in the wood paneled Braun Room at Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Hall - as far as anyone knows, the first time there ever has been a rabbinic ordination o … [Read more...] about Case Study in a New Paradigm for Rabbinic Training
Archives for June 2016
More than 200 teenagers from 20 cities and six countries gathered to spend a few meaningful, uplifting and very active days together as part of “Shabbat Across Europe,” the fourth annual European Shabbaton sponsored by CTeen, the Chabad Teen Network. Traveling from cities as fa … [Read more...] about CTeen ‘Shabbat Across Europe’ draws 200-plus Teens for Geneva Program
For the third year in a row, the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Breakthrough Fund is giving a boost to innovative, leading-edge initiatives that meet local human needs, engage Chicagoans Jewishly, and strengthen Jewish communities in Israel. This summer, $1.06 m … [Read more...] about Chicago’s JUF awards more than $1m to Encourage Smart Growth and Innovation
The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program will bring 14 Israeli artists for residencies at universities across the United States during the 2016-2017 academic year. The program, an initiative of the Israel Institute, a D.C.-based academic institute aimed to enhance the … [Read more...] about Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Program will bring 14 Top Talents to Major US Universities
By Jake Campbell It one of the most famous Talmudic stories. An oven had been cut into two parts with sand replacing the middle. One Rabbi, Rabbi Eliezer claims that the oven was ritually pure while the rest of the Rabbis protest to his ruling. … [Read more...] about The Torah Is Not In Heaven: Why Hillel Professionals Must Do Less To Achieve More?