The Week That Was: February 17-23
Can Synagogues Live By Dues Alone?
by Barry Mael
Some synagogues are exploring new ways to achieve financial sustainability.
Israel Isn’t the Problem – We are
by Anne Lanski
Too often, Israel education is treated as a curriculum to be taught, a crisis to be managed, or a problem to be addressed. Too often, we conduct our communal conversation about Israel – rather than with Israel. Too often, we allow Israel education to create divisions between us.
NFTY Convention: Where Prayer is Spine-Tingling, Bone-Shakingly Inspiring
by Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Most synagogues would celebrate if a dozen teenagers showed up at Shabbat services on a regular Friday night. How would it feel when 1000 attended? Awesome. Just awesome.
The Kotel: Is The Jewish Agency Part of the Problem?
by Dan Brown
The modern State of Israel invests a great deal of effort in telling diaspora Jews it represents them. It has a diaspora minister and occasionally gets offended at antisemitic incidents around the world.
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