Noam Zion, a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute since 1978, studied philosophy in and graduated from Columbia University and the Hebrew University. He studied Bible and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Hartman Beit Midrash.
In the past he led the Tichon program for North American Jewish educators and he teaches in Hartman Institute rabbinic programs, the Be’eri program for Israeli high school teachers, and the Hevruta gap year program for Israeli and American Jews.
He has developed study guides on Bible, holidays and rabbinic ethics. In the past he participated in the research team for the iEngage Project. He published an extensive study guide on Ethics in War that was completed during the campaign in Gaza.
His publications and worldwide lectures have focused on “homemade Judaism - empowering families to create their own pluralistic Judaism during home holidays, including Pesach, Hanukkah, and Shabbat. His most popular publications include
His most recent academic research was a trilogy on the intellectual history of philanthropy entitled, Jewish Giving in Comparative Perspectives. The trilogy includes: From Each According to One’s Ability: Duties to Poor People from the Bible to the Welfare State and Tikkun Olam; To Each According to One’s Social Needs: The Dignity of the Needy from Talmudic Tzedakah to Human Rights; and For the Love of God: Comparative Religious Motivations for Giving (2013). Using that research, he has been conducting seminars on Jewish, Christian, and Greek models of giving for fundraisers, educators, and donors in North America.
Noam's next publication will be a seven-part series on The Spouse and the Other Woman: Talmudic Marital Dramas.
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Making the seder better, Jewish Standard, New Jersey, March 31, 2016