by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz In my personal religious journey, I was fortunate to have found the right mentors and educators who supported and challenged me but also never attempted to manage my life journey. They cared deeply about my growth but the steering wheel was always in my hands. I strive to emulate that model in my own leadership and outreach. Our forefather Abraham is the paradigm of Jewish hospitality and outreach. Even when … [Read more...] about The Need for Empowering and Ethical Jewish Outreach
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by Charles Cohen You have opinions about day school affordability. Theories, ideas, firmly held preconceptions - they are in your brain, just bouncing around. I myself am currently holding three or four impossible perspectives in my head, and it’s not even breakfast. The Affordability Knowledge Center is not just about me giving you information; it’s also about you sharing your beliefs and experiences with the field. … [Read more...] about It’s 2013, Do You Know Where Your Affordability Is?
[This post was originally published October 25, 2009 in PresenTense Magazines' Philanthropy issue. As a part of our continuing discussion on Jewish philanthropy, we are reprinting.] by Talia Cottrell Furleiter Maimonides, writing in 12th-century Egypt, could not have imagined the extension of loans beyond the limits of one’s own community and immediate surroundings. Even 25 years ago, if a Jew living in New York wanted to personally … [Read more...] about Every Little Bit Counts: Microfinancing in the Jewish Tradition
by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz For centuries there has been an ongoing debate as to where ethics are grounded as universal attributes in the human condition. The philosopher Immanuel Kant grounded ethics in reason, whereas David Hume looked toward emotions such as sympathy, empathy, and compassion. Today, neuroimaging may offer a new way to resolve this issue. Brain scans reveal that when participants are engaged in moral reasoning, there is … [Read more...] about Jewish Education: Teaching Emotional Intelligence
Special Report from the World Economic Forum by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz It has been hard not to notice that speaker after speaker here in Davos are men. Where are the women in these conversations? This year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum introduced a gender quota that one in five delegates sent by strategic partners must be female. Women have never made up more than 17% of total attendees at the Forum. This is not surprising … [Read more...] about Where are the Women in the Global Future Discourse?