Non-Zero Sum: Helping Others And Ourselves by Rabbi Jill Jacobs Should Jews first take care of our own, or first serve the needs of society as a whole? In the course of a meandering and much-discussed article in the latest issue of Commentary magazine, historian Jack … [Read more...] about Public Judaism
by Stephen H. Hoffman I can’t remember any time in reading about Jewish history that we weren’t worried about our future and our survival - our physical survival in Israel and our spiritual survival outside of Israel. Worry seems to be in the Jewish genome. Now the Jewish Peo … [Read more...] about ‘Drifting’ is Not an Option for Jews
Rarely a day passes without hearing from one of my friends in the Jewish world about a new project in which they have become engaged or an organization for which they are fundraising. The conversation that ensues is often one about shared interests and common concerns. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Will We Let This School Fail?
The Agency’s New Agenda an editorial from The Forward The Jewish Agency for Israel is embarking on a bold and necessary attempt to create a new mission for itself, downplaying its historic role in promoting immigration to Israel and emphasizing instead an intriguing but s … [Read more...] about The Challenge for The Jewish Agency
According to a story in yesterday's New York Post, Alan Cooper - JTS's provost - "sent a mass e-mail last May to the school's full-time staff advocating that older workers put themselves out to pasture. Baby boomers, he wrote "have created a kind of bottleneck in the work … [Read more...] about JTS’s Provost Disses Older Workers