by Elana Sztokman The menu of the upcoming General Assembly is positively thrilling. The program is suffused with new faces, young leaders and creative energies. Academics, artists and activists are coming to converse about Jewish life and the Jewish future, each with his or … [Read more...] about Israeli Society Through the Lens of the GA
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"At a time when the Jewish Agency should be looking ahead to improving its role at the nexus of the emerging world Jewish polity... the Agency must complete putting its own house in order in whatever way it chooses to do so before it can truly play the leading role that it must … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency’s Strategic Plan: Now For the Hard Part
by Ramie Arian The fact that it’s election week in the United States make this a good time for a comment on a puzzling new trend in philanthropic polling. It has suddenly become fashionable for certain non-profits to run contests, sometimes with big prizes, whose winners are … [Read more...] about The Quirkiness of Online Polls
by Chaim Chesler It is said that only dead fish flow with the current. On the other hand, living fish can swim against the current and in so doing can overcome obstacles, break through barriers, discover new frontiers. This is the way I feel about a project that has been … [Read more...] about Swimming Against the Current
by Dr. Misha Galperin In the past weeks I’ve been in two dozen airports. I’ve come to see airports as temples of travel where certain rituals repeat themselves over and over again: people exchange flowers, hugs, tears, and you witness strangers connecting from all over the … [Read more...] about The More We Change, the More We Stay the Same