What Would Moses Say? Of Nietzsche, Hitler and the Freedom to Hurt Others (Shavuot 5780)

Nietzsche is probably one of the most misunderstood and manipulated philosophers in history. The most pernicious manipulation of him was done, of course, by the Nazis, who turned his inversion of the traditional concept of “natural law” into a justification for genocide.

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Updated Resources for Israeli Nonprofits

A few weeks ago, we shared information about the Israeli government’s efforts to help nonprofits and social service organizations overcome the many economic challenges the coronavirus pandemic has created.

 

At that time, we provided a guide outlining the different types of aid available.

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Why 18 Israeli Funders Are Helping Purchase PPE for North American Jewish Social Service Providers

In a profound shift from the status quo, 18 Israeli funders have come together to donate $100,000 to a project purchasing and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to North American Jewish human services agencies responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Israelis, a combination of individual philanthropists and foundations, are members of Jewish Funders Network-Israel, which has grown over the past 11 years to become a community of Israeli funders who aim to expand their impact through partnerships and strategic giving. As members of the international network of JFN they are fostering a new relationship between Israeli and Jewish funders.  

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Amid Pandemic Challenges, Jewish Creatives Get Boost from CANVAS, a New Arts & Culture Collaborative

At a time when arts organizations and artists are reeling from the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new Jewish initiative is stepping in with much-needed grants and an emergency relief fund.

CANVAS, a partnership of five Jewish foundations working with Jewish Funders Network, is awarding grants to five Jewish arts and culture networks totaling $736,000 in operating support, and an additional $180,000 in immediate emergency relief for Jewish artists/creatives whose livelihood has been devastated by Covid-19 and its economic consequences. CANVAS expects to surpass $1 million in funding commitments by September. The group seeks to strengthen and build capacity in the field, with the ultimate goal of helping fuel a 21st-century renaissance in Jewish arts and culture.

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Grantees and Their Funders

We are proud to share “Grantees and Their Funders,” an important new report by Professor Jack Wertheimer that is guiding JFN in our efforts to further strengthen the relationship between Jewish philanthropists and the Jewish nonprofit sector.

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A Guide to New Israeli Benefits for Nonprofits

We’re thrilled to announce that the Israeli government this week announced a large-scale response program aimed at helping the country's nonprofits, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus and its economic ripple effects.

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Providing Lifesaving Equipment for Syrian Refugees

During the coronavirus pandemic, the plight of Syrians has all but disappeared from the headlines. Yet, their suffering and hardship has increased manifold. Refugees who live in crowded camps, with inadequate medical facilities, no ability to socially distance, no protective equipment, are in danger of dying in droves.

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Emergency Appeal for Jewish Human Service Agencies

The global shortage of protective supplies like masks, gloves and gowns, is affecting our nation’s entire medical infrastructure, with nursing homes, hospices, home care and other frontline providers particularly hard hit. Hundreds of nursing homes, eldercare facilities, hospice centers and other Jewish healthcare and human service providers are currently facing a dire shortage of necessary products.

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On This Covid Yom Ha’atzmaut, Let’s Hit the Reset Button

Many things that worried us tremendously a few months ago seem to have lost their urgency in the age of COVID19. As Bari Weiss noted in a recent New York Times column, “many of the [culture war] battles of the past decade now seem self-indulgent and stagnant; others a waste of time...”

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Video: COVID-19 and the Israeli Tech Ecosystem

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