by Rabbi Daniel R. Allen Activism not faith is what built Israel. Creating facts on the ground, hityashvut, and the audacity to believe in the ability to change history is why there is today the modern state of Israel. Belief in the messiah, any messiah, though he or she tarry … [Read more...] about Response to Rabbis Gordis and Perlo and David Breakstone
Our rabbis in the Diaspora are fully engaged with Israel, despite so many of their colleagues not being permitted to perform weddings here. by David Breakstone It’s time we made up our minds. Religious Services Minister Ya’acov Margi has called for “legislating non-O … [Read more...] about Passionately Engaged, Yet at a Disadvantage
by Avi Herring In a recent course I attended at NYU Wagner’s School of Public Service, we were each asked to prepare a pitch to a hypothetical potential employer, where we explained what inspired us to pursue a career in public service. I briefly explained how I was p … [Read more...] about Making Our Story Matter
by Dr. Misha Galperin I am thrilled to hear that my friend and teacher, Michael Chlenov, is encouraged by the Jewish Agency’s new direction. His support is particularly important as the leader of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC) and because he is regarded as a visionary. P … [Read more...] about Unfinished Business
by Professor Michael Chlenov At the end of February, a scheduled session of the JAFI Trustee Council took place in Jerusalem. This session can be legitimately called revolutionary, as it presented a program of reforms developed by the team of JAFI chairman Natan Sharansky. Its … [Read more...] about What Is the Jewish Agency That We Need?