Let’s move from our obsession with the new marketing of Judaism and move to new ideas and initiatives. Let’s move from hierarchical and centralized decision-making to empowered and inspired grassroots Judaism. by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz We had a saying at the University of … [Read more...] about Keep Judaism Weird!
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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 … [Read more...] about The Need for Empowering and Ethical Jewish Outreach
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. … [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 … [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, … [Read more...] about Jewish Education: Teaching Emotional Intelligence