Like all organizations, JDC Entwine asks itself every day how they can reach more people. Every year, thousands of young people attend their network events in their city, and hundreds participate in immersive experiences abroad. But they know that even more young people can be … [Read more...] about Introducing Diaspora Diaries
by Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. In the fall of 2014 I will be traveling to China to meet with academic leaders and others who are interested in exploring the idea of Diaspora. China, which today may have as many as 50 million of its people residing outside of their homeland, is … [Read more...] about Dumplings and Matzahball Soup: China and the Jews Examining the Idea of Diaspora for Two Ancient Civilizations
by Marcelo Dimentstein Ever since Europe’s unification over two decades ago, observers have oscillated between pessimistic and optimistic prognoses regarding the future of European Jewish communities. Recently, and exacerbated by the ongoing economic crisis and assaults on d … [Read more...] about A Jewish Future for Europe?
“There have been too many examples of mishandling of communal funds, in Europe and here in Israel, and ‘trust us’ is just not enough anymore.” (Rabbi Uri Regev) by Jan Jaben-Eilon When the Polish edition of Forbes magazine published an expose on the long-controversial restit … [Read more...] about Are Jewish Communal Funds in Poland Being Mishandled?
by So-Han Fan I lay Tefillin every day. I don’t consider myself a particularly good Jew. I don’t wear a kipa, I don’t keep kosher and I only observe Shabbat and the holidays when I’m with other Jews, which is seldom. I can’t speak Hebrew, I don’t know the songs; most of my frie … [Read more...] about Just a Chinese Jew and His Tefillin