By Seth Cohen “Now is a time for leadership.” How many times have those words been said over the past year in the halls (or Zoom rooms) of Jewish organizations across America? In reaction to the combination of social, political, and financial challenges that the world faces … [Read more...] about Sharing Our Prophetic Voices: Empowering Leaders in a Time of Crisis
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By Michael Soberman In an effort to convince my son, who did not demonstrate a desire to participate in classic sports, to pursue a hobby that was physical and active, we found ourselves at the local dojo (karate studio) inquiring about classes for him. We were met by two … [Read more...] about The Art of Shotokan Karate and Israel Education
By Michael Schlank Over the past 10 months the concept of radical uncertainty (a term coined by John Kay and Mervyn King) has consistently felt like the most appropriate way to describe our world. The entirety of humanity has been living through an upheaval and disruption … [Read more...] about Reflections on a Sacred Summer
By Rabbi Yael Buechler While the rest of the world may be Zoom fatigued, over seventy families have continued to sign on for a free Zoom toddler music class twice-a-week. Why do these grownups and their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers keep coming back, as they have been … [Read more...] about Why One Zoom Class Has Generated a Following
By Alex Weisler Before Beth Harmon, the driven protagonist of Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit,” there was Liudmila Lublinskaya, the Kyiv schoolgirl crowned Ukraine’s chess champion at 16. Our worlds couldn’t be more different. I’m 45 years younger than Liudmila. My Ohio … [Read more...] about My Lesson in Pandemic Resilience Came from a Ukrainian-Jewish Queen of Chess