By Jon Woocher It has long been recognized that seasonal holidays often have similarities across multiple religious traditions. It’s not a surprise that holidays that fall around the time of the winter solstice tend to emphasize light and lights as central elements in their o … [Read more...] about Applying Jewish Wisdom – Purim edition
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
By Josh Rolnick We had a challenge. The journal Sh’ma, an important voice of pluralism in the Jewish world since its founding in 1970, faced a shrinking circulation base as it wrestled with the same dramatic changes confronting all media today. Lippman Kanfer Foundation f … [Read more...] about Sh’ma Now: Sense and Sensibility, for our Jewish Moment
A statement from the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah: If nothing else, the initiators and signers of the “Statement on Jewish Vitality” have achieved one of their objectives: re-opening a robust discussion about the condition of American Jewish life today and what st … [Read more...] about The “Statement on Jewish Vitality”: One Foundation’s Response
By Josh Rolnick Two women sit side-by-side at a table lost in the same book. A man sits nearby, hands clasped, leaning forward over a text, absorbed by a shared thought. A child stands reading at the far end of the table facing a grandfatherly figure, who reclines in a … [Read more...] about Possibility Knocks: Designing a Tool for Engagement
By Jonathan Woocher It isn’t really the 25th anniversary of what came to be called the “Jewish continuity” endeavor in North America. The first Continuity Commission was established in Cleveland before the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey was mounted; and the first resul … [Read more...] about “Jewish Continuity” at 25: What Did We Achieve? What Have We Learned?