Jewish Journal

Ethics of Jewish education

by Ariel Picard

July 9, 2013 | 10:21 am

Photo by Sagie Maoz/Wikipedia.

It is well known that at a bar or bat mitzvah, the parents say the blessing, "Blessed is he who has now freed me from responsibility for this child." At... More.

  • Jewish Leadership, Values and the Challenge to Inspire Hope

    by Bernie Steinberg

    May 22, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    Israel faces grave, unprecedented physical dangers: a nuclear Iran, jihadists on her borders and chaotic upheavals shaking the foundations of the Arab... More.

  • Building a Spirit of ‘Sacred Disagreement’ on Israel

    by Rabbi Melissa Weintraub

    April 24, 2013 | 5:45 pm

    In rabbinic circles, one increasingly hears sentiments like, “I’m not going to get fired for my politics on gun control or health care, but I could get... More.

  • What we need now: Jewish leadership driven by ethical imperatives

    by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi

    March 18, 2013 | 3:57 am

    Jewish leadership has a distinct advantage over all other kinds of leadership. Our advantage is that we are inspired by and can be driven by the ethical... More.

  • Is God a Democrat or a Republican?

    by Donniel Hartman

    February 7, 2013 | 10:41 am

    With President Obama having just taken the oath for his second term in office, we can allow ourselves the luxury of thinking about substantive issues in... More.

  • Two states for two peoples is a Jewish value

    by Yehuda Kurtzer

    December 13, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    The two-state solution is the object of a lot of discussion right now, mostly theoretical and mostly negative, and — at least on the Jewish and Israeli... More.




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