What was it about Uzi ben Gibor's post last week "The Ugly Side of Jewish Federations," that caused it to immediately explode across our readership? Was it the word "ugly" attached to Jewish Federations? Or was it nothing more than a slow Wednesday morning where readers were … [Read more...] about Is The Emperor [Mostly] Naked?
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By Uzi ben Gibor I strongly believe in the collective wisdom of the Jewish people and the conversations taking place on eJP and JEDLAB about my article confirm this belief. I thank everyone who has taken the time to express her/his feelings, whether you have agreed or … [Read more...] about The Ugly Side of Jewish Federations: A Response from Uzi ben Gibor
By Amanda Glincher When Michael Pollan penned The New York Times Bestseller “In Defense of Food,” my internal alarm bells went off. Why were we feeling the need to defend food, such a basic concept in life? I had a very similar visceral reaction to the publishing of “The Ugly S … [Read more...] about In Defense of Federation
By Uzi ben Gibor There is an “ugly” side to life. There is an ugly side to banking, hospitals, insurance companies, mortgage lenders, nursing homes, politics and even sports. And there is also an ugly side to Jewish Federations. As with the other examples, the ugly side of J … [Read more...] about The Ugly Side of Jewish Federations
By Marshall Weiss and Alan D. Abbey It’s time to open a conversation about how North American Jewish Federations can and should play a role in bringing about more vibrant, open Jewish journalism in their backyards. We believe that Federations with the courage to move the n … [Read more...] about Toward Real Journalism in America’s Jewish Communities