Lately there seems to be a concerted attack on the idea of Tikkun Olam. Critics say Tikkun Olam is not a Jewish idea, but merely liberal politics masquerading as Jewish values.
Much of our communal energy over the last three decades has been aimed at creating platforms, leaving the content pretty much up for grabs.
What does "rich Jewish content" mean? What is the value of engaging more deeply with Jewish text, tradition, and values? Rabbis, educators, and other community experts respond.Read more
Sarah Hurwitz:"Trying to learn about Judaism has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. It makes working in the White House seem incredibly easy."
An audio recording, with accompanying source sheet, of a class given at the offices of Jewish Funders Network on January 13, 2016, by Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Director of Education North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.Read more
Everything old really is new again.
Many Jewish funders seek a greater context for their philanthropy. Their Jewish identity informs their philanthropy and makes it more impactful, but sometimes funders look for a deeper understanding about what it really means to give.Read more
You may not have realized the Jewish world is in the midst of a Shmita year.
Then again, you may never have heard of Shmita, which is observed almost exclusively in Israel.Read more