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Nearly 500 Attended #HartmanSummer 2017 Programs
19.06.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Community Leadership Program (CLP), Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS), ran from June 21-July 13 at the Institute campus in Jerusalem. Go to this page for pictures, videos, and more. read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute 2016 Annual Report Now Available
18.06.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The 2016 Annual Report of the Shalom Hartman Institute, with details of Institute programs, highlights from the year, and a letter from Institute President Donniel Hartman, has been published read more>
 
 
 
Jerusalem Day Articles from Shalom Hartman Institute
14.05.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Jerusalem Day marks the 1967 reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli rule. Read these recent and classic articles about Jerusalem from Shalom Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
The Meaning and the Continuing Impact of Six Day War Will be Addressed in Four Conferences in North America in May
25.04.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
“Six Days That Shaped Fifty Years” programs in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, run by the Shalom Hartman Institute aim to end polarization and build a productive, values-based discourse about a conflict whose impact still resonates today read more>
 
 
Learn About Yom Hashoah with Hartman Institute
24.04.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Study this solemn and meaningful day with us
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From Yom Hashoah to Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel’s ‘High Holidays’
23.04.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In these special articles and videos, Shalom Hartman Institute scholars explore the meaning of Israel’s Independence Day and the many other holidays this time of year read more>
 
 
Artist Arthur Szyk’s Style, Subjects, and Work Changed After Holocaust
04.04.2017, by Noam Zion
Arthur Szyk believed artists could not escape to still lifes, abstractions, and experiments while Jewish life was involved in terrible tragedy read more>
 
 
 
Pesach’s Many Questions: An Exploration Beyond the Classic Four
29.03.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Someone who knows all the laws of Passover is still required to ask questions, and scholars on their own at the Seder are required to ask themselves questions. But why? read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Presents Weekly Torah Commentary by Avital Hochstein
27.03.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Torah commentary throughout 5777 by Rabbi Avital Hochstein, research fellow and member of the Hartman-HaMidrasha at Oranim Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis read more>
 
 
 
Summary of Hartman Conference: Were We Like Dreamers?
28.02.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Seventh David Hartman Memorial Conference for a Jewish-Democratic Israel focused on the Six Day War of 1967 and its impact on Israel today read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Explores Purim, the ‘Strangest’ Holiday
13.02.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Is Purim just a time out, or does it offer an alternative worldview that can contribute to our self-understanding? Hartman Institute scholars present deeper meanings to this misunderstood holiday read more>
 
 
 
Spring 2017 Rabbinical Student Retreat: 1917 - ’47 - ’67
01.02.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbinical students from multiple denominations will meet at a study retreat, March 9-11, 2017, at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on legacy of the past, Israel’s future read more>
 
 
Summer 2017 iEngage Internship Now Accepting Applications
31.01.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The iEngage Summer Internship program brings together a select group of undergraduate students to live and work in Jerusalem, aiming to foster new, productive conversations about and between Israel and world Jewry read more>
 
 
 
AJC, Hartman Institute Host Christian Scholars Symposium in Atlanta
29.01.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Symposium to explore recent church statements and Gospel texts on Christian attitudes toward Jews and Judaism and to better equip CLI alumni to engage more deeply with Jewish communities read more>
 
 
 
Watch Videos of ‘Jews and Muslims in America’ Conference
17.01.2017, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Conference, on Jan. 16, 2017, drew 62 speakers and panelists for a day of conversation, study, and presentations before hundreds in New York. Watch videos from most of the panels read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Launches New Study of Jewish Media
11.12.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The purpose of the new research project is to identify the challenges that Jewish media professionals from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia face when reporting on local communities, Jewish issues worldwide, and Israel. The project’s goal is to increase awareness of the unique issues facing Jewish media in the Diaspora in order to strengthen and assist them in conducting their important work read more>
 
 
 
Menachem Fisch Wins Prestigious Research Award
24.11.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The award from Humboldt Foundation is given to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future read more>
 
 
 
Spreading the Light at Hanukkah
22.11.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Take a look at the special collection of Hanukkah content we have created for you, a gift for each day of Hanukkah read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Explores Hanukkah 5777
22.11.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Take a deeper look at Hanukkah, a holiday often misunderstood, with articles and video offerings from Donniel Hartman, Yehuda Kurtzer, and a wide range of Shalom Hartman Institute scholars read more>
 
 
 
Hanukkah Webinar on Dec. 14 Features Dani Segal
21.11.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Explore the relationship between the private and public, the home and the world outside, through the practice of lighting candles inside that must be seen from the street. read more>
 
 
 
Donniel Hartman on Speaking Tour in US for AIPAC
26.10.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Donniel Hartman will be speaking and meeting with rabbis, rabbinical students, and community leaders as part of a series of presentations sponsored by AIPAC, beginning Oct. 31, 2016 read more>
 
 
 
Summer 2016 HART Talks Videos Now Available
20.10.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Watch videos of Hartman and affiliated scholars and speakers discuss Challenges of American Jewish Identity and Challenges of Israeli Identity in a special ‘HART Talks’ format read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Explores the High Holidays: Days of Awe 5777
06.10.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
New material in this collection of classic Hartman Institute learning includes an essay by Elana Stein Hain, a video from Dr. Ruth Calderon, and articles by participants in Institute rabbinical programs read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Mourns the Passing of Shimon Peres
28.09.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shimon Peres, 1923-2013. Shalom Hartman Institute mourns the passing of a visionary leader, former Prime Minister, former President, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. May his memory be a blessing read more>
 
 
 
Hartman and HaMidrasha at Oranim Ordain Rabbis at Jerusalem Ceremony
21.09.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, a project of Shalom Hartman Institute and HaMidrasha at Oranim ordained its first cohort of 16 rabbis on September 20, 2016, at Hartman Institute in Jerusalem read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Receives $1 Million Toward Israel Education on West Coast Campuses
13.09.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Jim Joseph Foundation grant supports expansion of “iEngage on Campus” to West Coast and launch of new programs from Washington to Southern California. read more>
 
 
 
Fall 2016 Retreat Announced for Rabbinical Students in Jerusalem
31.08.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbinical students in Jerusalem from different denominations and countries are invited to a weekend retreat from October 27-29, 2016, at the Shalom Hartman Institute to study Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Explores the Holidays: Tisha B’Av
07.08.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Tisha B’Av in 2016 / 5776 begins Saturday night, August 13. Here is a collection of articles and commentaries by Shalom Hartman Institute scholars and participants in our programs on the meanings we can find in this day read more>
 
 
 
HartmanSummer Participants Write About their Experiences
18.07.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbis and community leaders in HartmanSummer 2016 programs in Jerusalem write enthusiastically about how they were inspired, moved, educated, and challenged during their time at the Institute. read more>
 
 
 
U.S. Christian Leaders Begin Year-long Study of Judaism in Israel
13.07.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
AJC and the Shalom Hartman Institute are pleased to welcome the 23 prominent North American Christian leaders that will comprise Cohort V of the Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI), an intensive 13-month educational program on Judaism, a partnership with AJC read more>
 
 
 
Nine Countries, 31 States and Provinces Represented at Hartman Summer
22.06.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
This year’s attendees, among the most diverse ever, comprise individuals from 31 US states and Canadian provinces, Brazil, Netherlands, Australia, and more read more>
 
 
 
‘Putting God Second’ Reviewed in NY Times
14.06.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Donniel Hartman asks why Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are unable to create individuals with moral sensitivity and societies with the highest ethical standards read more>
 
 
Watch our Video Beeri Shavuot 5776 Newsletter
05.06.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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2015-2016 was exciting for the Be’eri Program for Pluralistic Jewish-Israeli Education, which continued to expand its reach and create a new focus on coexistence education
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Shavuot as Seen by Hartman Scholars: Revelation and Modernity
30.05.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Essays and videos about Shavuot, the day in which Jews truly become the People of the Book. Shavuot 5776 learning at Hartman in Jerusalem, June 11-12 in English and Hebrew read more>
 
 
Donniel Hartman Receives Third Commonwealth Prize from Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA
29.05.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The prize honored him as a ‘significant change-agent’ for the Jewish people read more>
 
 
Four Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Participants Named Among America’s ‘Most Inspiring’
16.05.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Forward editor Jane Eisner said American Jews crave spiritual leadership, whether it comes from a recent seminary graduate or one who has shepherded a congregation for decades
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Hartman Institute Mourns Passing of Rabbi Ron Aigen, Z”L
09.05.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbi Ron Aigen of Montreal was an Institute Senior Rabbinic Fellow and participant in the third Rabbinic Leadership Initiative read more>
 
 
David Hartman and Hillary Clinton Onstage Together
03.04.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
David Hartman and Hillary Clinton appeared together at the 1995 UJA Lion of Judah Conference. This video, unseen for years, is now available for your viewing read more>
 
 
Leon Charney, 1938-2016, Interviews with David Hartman
23.03.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Leon Charney, a businessman, philanthropist, author, and media personality, who died March 21, 2016, at age 77, interviewed Institute founder Rabbi Prof. David Hartman numerous times for his syndicated TV program, ‘The Charney Report’ read more>
 
 
Not All American Jews Are Ashkenazi
13.03.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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SHI-North America Doctoral Fellow Mijal Bitton in ‘The Jewish Week’ on the experience of contemporary Sephardic communities in the US
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‘Created Equal’ Named by Slingshot as Leading Innovative Program
13.03.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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New SHI-NA program listed in latest guide of leading Jewish innovations. Third mention for Hartman in six years
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Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Announces Key New West Coast Hires
13.03.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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SHI North America continues West Coast expansion
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HartmanSummer 2016: What is a Jew?
06.03.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Study with world-class faculty at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
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Leading Higher Education Magazine Features Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim Leadership Initiative
01.02.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Imam Abdullah Antepli, co-director of the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative
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Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield Begins as Executive VP, SHI-North America
26.01.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Rachel will share in the leadership of the overall North America entity and in shaping the direction and growth of Hartman programs, its fundraising functions, and the Institute’s national presence
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Can a Conversation about Israel be Apolitical?
05.01.2016, by Shalom Hartman Institute
San Diego begins a community-wide iEngage course read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Mourns the Passing of Our Board Member Lester Pollack
15.12.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
May the memory of Lester Pollack be a blessing, and may his family find comfort among the mourners of Zion read more>
 
 
SHI-North America Seeking to Fill Several Positions
08.12.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SF City Manager, Operations Manager, Program and Executive Assistant, Marketing Manager positions open read more>
 
 
Atlanta Retreat Connects Rabbis Across Denominational Lines
17.11.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The retreat, which featured SHI-North America scholars, ‘provided a rare opportunity to connect with one another across denominational and organizational lines’ read more>
 
 
SHI-NA Praises its Partner, Advancing Women Professionals, As It Closes
15.11.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Ha’aretz reports on the successes and the closing of Advancing Women Professionals, a U.S. Jewish women’s advocacy group. SHI-North America’s Elana Stein Hain, Director of Leadership Education, and Mijal Biton, Doctoral Fellow, spoke at the closing session read more>
 
 
Petition Urges Temple Mount Status Quo
26.10.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Dr. Ruth Calderon, Dov Elbaum, Rani Jaeger, and Ariel Picard want Israelis to ‘reject the call for Jews to go up and pray on the Temple Mount’
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SHI North America Welcomes Five New York-Based Research Fellows
20.09.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI-NA announces five scholars for the New York-based division of the Institute’s Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought read more>
 
 
Help Us Launch a Day Care and Learning Center for African Refugees
13.09.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Hartman Institute has decided to establish a Day Care and Learning Center in Tel Aviv for children of African refugees aged 3-6. The Center will be launched in collaboration with the Elifelet organization, our hosts last summer, which cares for more than 600 children and infants read more>
 
 
‘Times of Israel’ Features Muslim Leadership Initiative
09.09.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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‘The Partnership: How a Bold American Imam and his Skeptical Israeli Host Bridged the Muslim-Jewish Chasm’ is an in-depth exploration of the creation and development of the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative
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Letter from the Be`eri Directors
08.09.2015
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Midrashiya High School for Girls
08.09.2015
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Min HaBe’erot - Jewish-Arab Coexistence Education Explores Ways to Live Together in Understanding and Respect
06.09.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Min HaBe’erot Initiative for Jewish-Arab Coexistence Education asserts that engaging with one’s identity and culture can reinforce a commitment to the moral values found in these traditions, positively affect the ways in which we deal with contemporary challenges, and emphasize rather than blur unique cultural identity read more>
 
 
Be`eri School for Teacher Education – Celebrating First Five Years
06.09.2015
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Be`eri-Israel Scouts Partnership for Jewish-Israeli Identity
06.09.2015
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Charles E. Smith High School for Boys and Midrashiya High School for Girls
06.09.2015
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Los Angeles Collaborative Series Collaborative Begins October 25, 2015
23.08.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Justice & Righteousness: The Ethical Agenda of the Jewish People. Lectures at six LA synagogues from October 2015 to April 2016 read more>
 
 
San Fernando Valley Collaborative Begins October 25, 2015
23.08.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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US Christian Leaders Complete Year-long Study of Judaism in Israel
13.07.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Sixteen prominent US Christian leaders will soon complete an intensive 13-month educational program on Judaism, as part of the Christian Leadership Initiative, a partnership of AJC and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel
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Hartman Campus Professional Summer Program Starts Soon
30.06.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Hartman Institute 2014 Annual Report Now Available
23.06.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Donniel Hartman from his annual letter: ‘The Institute is best grasped through the five central ideas that motivate and guide all of our research and educational activities’
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Study Evening to Honor Belda Lindenbaum
17.06.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The evening in memory of Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum will take place on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem, to honor her contributions to Jewish study and advancing the role of women in Orthodox Judaism read more>
 
 
Call & Responsa 4: Should Israel Speak for the Jewish People?
11.06.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Surprising and nuanced commentary by Yehuda Kurtzer and responses from Janet Marder, Marion Lev Cohen and Jeremy Burton
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Longtime SHI Board Member Alvin Segal Receives Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University
31.05.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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On May 31, 2015, Alvin Cramer Segal, OC, OQ, Treasurer and former Chairman of Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman, is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University. Earlier in May, Canadian Friends of Hebrew University presented Mr. Segal with its most prestigious honor, the Scopus Award
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Hevruta Program Receives In-Depth Media Coverage
17.05.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Jewish news service describes program that ‘forges Israeli-American bonds’ among high school graduates
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Former MK Ruth Calderon Joins Hartman Institute Faculty
13.05.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Former Yesh Atid Party Knesset Member has joined the Shalom Hartman Institute as an iEngage Project Fellow read more>
 
 
Min HaBe’erot Principals Meet President Rivlin
22.04.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Be’eri Partnership for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel - creating hope between Jews and Arabs in Israel - receives support from Israeli President
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Be‘eri and Israel Scouts Partnership
31.03.2015
A Pluralistic Educational Program for Youth-movement Leadership read more>
 
 
Be‘eri Informal Education
31.03.2015
Be‘eri Expands Into The Field of Informal Education read more>
 
 
From Be‘eri To Hevruta
31.03.2015
From Be‘eri To Hevruta-Going In The Right Direction read more>
 
 
Modi‘in Community Identity Program
31.03.2015
Encouraging the Connection Between Students, Their City, and Their Community read more>
 
 
Temple Sinai Establishes Annual Fred Lafer Memorial Lecture
12.03.2015, by Donniel Hartman
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman to speak on April 26 about the need for a new conversation about Israel read more>
 
 
Summer 2015 Dates and Registration Set for Programs at Hartman Campus in Jerusalem
15.02.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Programs for community and rabbinic leaders from North America, Israel, and elsewhere begin June 23, 2015, and run through July
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Shalom Hartman Institute Statement on the Murder of Three Muslim College Students in North Carolina
11.02.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Shalom Hartman Institute mourns the murder of three Muslim college students in North Carolina read more>
 
 
AJC, Hartman Host Christian Scholars Symposium in Tampa
01.02.2015, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Christian leaders and scholars gathered in Tampa, Fla., Jan 30-Feb 1, for the second Christian Leadership Initiative Alumni Study Symposium
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Hevruta Gap-Year Program Launches Website, Releases Video
20.11.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Watch the new video featuring participants in the first group of Hevruta gap-year program in Jerusalem
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New iEngage Video Commentary Series
12.10.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Call & Responsa brings leading North American rabbis into a public and interactive exchange with the iEngage Project’s video lecture series, ‘The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People’
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SHI North America Announces New Hires
16.09.2014
Barbara Birch as Vice President of Development, and Dalit Ballen Horn as Director of Program Administration
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Shalom Hartman Institute Mourns Passing of Tayyibah Taylor
12.09.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Tayyibah Taylor, founder and editor of a magazine for Muslim-American women, and a leading figure in the Muslim-American community, was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her
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RTS 2014 Videos: ‘A Time for War, A Time for Peace’
28.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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#HartmanSummer 2014 videos of Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS) lectures and special programs
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Israel-Hamas War Prompts Rabbinic Reflections
28.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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At least 10 rabbis and others who attended #HartmanSummer 2014 programs have published commentaries on their experiences
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US Christian Leaders Begin Yearlong Study of Judaism in Israel
15.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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The intensive educational program is co-sponsored by AJC and the Shalom Hartman Institute
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Get Hartman Content on Your Kindle
09.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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You can now upload content from our website directly to your Kindle to read at your leisure
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RTS 2014 Summary and Photos
08.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
This year marked the 28th annual Rabbinical Torah Study Seminar, Shalom Hartman Institute’s longest running sumemr program. Over 120 rabbis and cantors gathered for a week of learning and other activities read more>
 
 
Charles E. Smith High School for Boys Principal Zvi Yannai Retires
06.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Zvi Yannai, longtime principal of the Charles E. Smith High School for Boys announced his retirement at the end of the school year
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CLP 2014 Summary and Photos
02.07.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
CLP met for its fourteenth year for a successful eight day seminar. Click on the link for photos and a summary of the experience. read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute 2013 Annual Report Now Available
23.06.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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#HartmanSummer Begins June 25
19.06.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Shalom Hartman Institute is gearing up for summer. 400 people will be joining us for intensive programs aimed at engaging in a deeper understanding of Judaism and Israel. Infographics about these programs
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New Paths Christians Engaging Israel Views the Pope’s Visit to Israel
22.05.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel Project at the Shalom Hartman Institute will be following the visit of Pope Francis in Israel from May 25-26 from its unique perspective with commentary, live tweets, and a live video feed from his public appearances read more>
 
 
Say Peace: Summer 2014 Photo Contest
14.05.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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We invite you, participants of Summer 2014 programs, to participate in this summer`s photo competition: "A Time for War, A Time for Peace"
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Be’eri Partners with Israel Scouts
03.04.2014
Be`eri is excited to announce a new partnership with the Israeli Scouts (Tzofim), Israel`s largest national youth movement, which serves 80,000 students annually in more than 100 cities and towns throughout Israel. read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Mourns the Passing of Ted Cohen
01.04.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Ted Cohen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, was a frequent participant at the Hartman Institute’s annual International Philosophy Conference read more>
 
 
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01.04.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Introducing the Third Cohort of Campus Fellows
18.03.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Find the 16 members of the 2014-2015 cohort of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals on an interactive map
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Remembering Rabbi David Hartman
17.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Essayist in Yeshiva University newspaper says ‘Orthodox world would benefit tremendously from studying the complexity that is Rabbi David Hartman’
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Re-release of 2011 David Hartman Interview Includes New Material
09.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The interview on NPR’s “On Being” has been re-released with material from the interview not included in the original broadcast read more>
 
 
2014 Hartman Conference for a Jewish-Democratic Israel
05.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Nearly 500 attended the fourth annual conference, ‘Winds of Change,’ marking one year since the passing of David Hartman
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Charles E. Smith High School for Boys Educating Toward Racism-Free Future
04.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Initiative enables students to respond to actions that undermine democracy and solidarity read more>
 
 
Combating Racism
04.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Students at Hartman High School speak out against racism in Israeli society read more>
 
 
Tel Aviv Student Reflects on Be’eri Seminar
03.02.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Participant in Beeri student leadership program sent us a letter sharing that as a result of the seminar she feels new ownership of her Jewish heritage
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Apply by February 10 for Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals
29.01.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The curriculum provides a framework for ongoing study, enrichment, and intellectual leadership training
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Shalom Hartman Institute and Hebrew College Announce Hevruta Gap-Year Program
17.01.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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20 American and 20 Israeli high school graduates will live and learn together in a rigorous Jewish study and leadership program, based in Jerusalem, beginning in Fall 2014
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SHI and iEngage Fellow Yossi Klein Halevi Wins ‘Book of the Year’ Award from US Jewish Book Council
16.01.2014, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Book council says Yossi made history come alive
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Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Announces Two New Hires
16.01.2014
We welcome Rabbi Leon Morris as VP for Israel Programs and Dr. Elana Stein Hain as Director of Leadership Education
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iEngage – Now the e-Book
23.12.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
“Speaking iEngage,” a compilation of more than 50 articles and essays by members of the iEngage Project team from the last five years, is now available as an e-book, the first from the project and the Shalom Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Mourns the Passing of Edgar Bronfman
22.12.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Philanthropist and champion of Jewish causes, Edgar Bronfman was a major figure in modern Jewish life worldwide read more>
 
 
Hartman Scholars Hit the Road in North America, UK
17.12.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute scholars are speaking at various events across North America and the UK over the next two months read more>
 
 
David Hartman Receives Top Honor from Reform Movement
12.12.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbi Prof. David Hartman was honored at the 2013 URJ Biennial in San Diego. SHI and URJ also announced a major initiative to bring iEngage to 30 Reform congregations read more>
 
 
#HartmanSummer 2014 Theme: A Time for War, A Time for Peace
13.11.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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In Summer 2014, the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute will explore and teach Jewish ideas relating to the pressing contemporary issues of war and peace
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Ha’aretz Profiles Donniel Hartman, iEngage Project
07.11.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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The article describes Donniel Hartman’s positive outlook on Jewish life in the United States and in Israel
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#HartmanSummer: Summer Program Participants Discuss Their Time at Hartman Institute
24.10.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Watch the video for a taste of Summer 2014 at Shalom Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
New Be’eri Textbook Released
22.10.2013
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The book presents traditional and contemporary sources to generate a deep discussion about Jewish-Israeli identity among grade 10 students in Israeli high schools
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Be’eri School for Teacher Education Plans for 5774
27.08.2013
The School will open a new branch in Karmiel this fall read more>
 
 
Tzipi Livni at Hartman Institute
05.08.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who is in the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, spoke at the Institute on July 3, 2013 read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI) IV Graduation Ceremony
21.07.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
VIDEO: An emotional event, with a keynote speech by Israeli Knesset Member Rabbi Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid Party read more>
 
 
Hartman Fellow Shlomit Harrosh Defends Haredi Draft Bill in Debate
18.07.2013, by Shlomit Harrosh
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Video: Harrosh says the legislation performs an important social function and sharing the burden equally strengthens Israeli democracy
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Christian Leaders Complete Year-long Study of Judaism in Israel
17.07.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
CLI immersed 16 Christian scholars from across the USA in high level study of Jewish text in the service of advancing interreligious relations read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Dedicates Our Campus in the Name of Robert Kogod
10.07.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The event in Jerusalem on July 1, 2013, honored the Institute’s long-time supporter and Board Chair read more>
 
 
Twenty-Eight Rabbis Named Shalom Hartman Institute Senior Rabbinic Fellows
08.07.2013, by Rabbinic Leadership Initiative IV
Graduates of RLI have engaged in the highest levels of Jewish study focused on meeting contemporary challenges read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Releases 2012 Annual Report
27.06.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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iEngage Project Research Report Finds Jewish Media Journalists Struggling to Succeed
25.06.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The survey found Jewish media journalists to be dedicated yet conflicted read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Names Fifth Rabbinical Leadership Initiative (RLI) Cohort
02.06.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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The three-year program immerses 27 rabbis, poised to become influential leaders, in the highest levels of Jewish study
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Hartman Institute Names Rabbinic Advisory Board
22.05.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
18 influential rabbis from Institute rabbinic programs will provide wisdom and input read more>
 
 
New Format for Havruta Journal Online
12.05.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Havruta Journal is now available for viewing, reading, and downloading read more>
 
 
Three-Volume Study of Tzedakah Now Published
07.05.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Noam Zion’s ‘On Jewish Giving in Comparative Perspectives‘ is in-depth review of Jewish narratives of giving to needy read more>
 
 
Listing of Memorial Events Held for David Hartman
05.05.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In the month after his death, memorial events for Rabbi Prof. David Hartman were held throughout North America read more>
 
 
Fred Lafer, Longtime Friend, Supporter of Shalom Hartman Institute, Passes Away
01.05.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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The Shalom Hartman Institute mourns the passing of longtime supporter and board member, Fred Lafer, who passed away April 30, 2013
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Rabbi Lauren Berkun assumes leadership of SHI-NA Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs
18.04.2013
Rabbi Lauren Berkun now leads the Institute’s signature educational initiatives for rabbis and lay leaders read more>
 
 
Navigating the Special Relationship: US, Israel, and Shifting Middle East
03.04.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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VIDEO: Syria, Jewish leadership, and US/Israel relationship as seen by Malcolm Hoenlein and SHI-NA President Yehuda Kurtzer
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The Sacrifices Made in Israel for Independence
03.04.2013, by Rani Jaeger
Rani Jaeger analyzes Natan Alterman’s famous poem, “Silver Platter” in this special video lecture read more>
 
 
New Tarbut Yisrael Website Launches
27.03.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The website is a resource center for educational materials that strengthen pluralistic Jewish-Israeli heritage studies in the Israeli public realm read more>
 
 
Be’eri Pesach Newsletter Now Available
27.03.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Read about fascinating activities of the Be’eri program, now in scores of Israeli sceular high schools read more>
 
 
Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, 1931-2013
03.03.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
See Articles, Essays, Videos, and More on this Memorial and Tribute Page read more>
 
 
From Crisis to Covenant: Rethinking a Narrative for Israel
27.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture on Religious Pluralism, was held on Feb. 19, 2013 read more>
 
 
SHI North America Announces New Vice President Rabbi Marc Wolf
18.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America welcomes Rabbi Marc Wolf as SHI NA Vice President read more>
 
 
Eulogy for David Hartman by Elliott Yagod
11.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Text version of the eulogy delivered by Elliott Yagod, long-time friend and student of David Hartman read more>
 
 
David Hartman Interview From 1999 on PBS
11.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
“I believe that the fundamental mission of the Jewish people is to be a vision of pluralism and inclusiveness” read more>
 
 
Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, One of the Great Jewish Philosophers of His Generation and Founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Dies at 81
10.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbi Professor David Hartman, one of the great Jewish philosophers of his generation and the founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute, passed away Feb. 10, 2013, at 81. Rabbi Hartman was one of the leaders of liberal Orthodoxy, and his philosophy influenced tens of thousands of Jews in Israel and around the world read more>
 
 
Video: Us and Them - Intersections In Israeli Society
07.02.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
With Dr. Tal Becker, Dr. Einat Wilf, Former Member, Israeli Knesset, Tomer Persico, Tel Aviv U, Feb. 6, 2013, from the annual Hartman Conference for a Jewish and Democratic Israel read more>
 
 
Hartman and Masa Israel Offer New iEngage Fellows Program
08.01.2013, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Fellows will join iEngage faculty in exploring current challenges of Israel’s Jewish culture
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Noam Zion’s Library of Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam
27.12.2012, by Noam Zion
Three volumes give in-depth review of Jewish narratives of giving to needy people from classical roots to modern era read more>
 
 
Donniel Hartman on the BBC
23.12.2012
Donniel Hartman on the BBC`s Rendezvous with Zeinab Badawi on Israel as a Jewish state read more>
 
 
Curriculum for HS Tefillah Course Now Available for Download
23.12.2012, by Noam Zion
Developed by Dr. Saundra Sterling Epstein under auspices of Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
Debating the Tactics of Women of the Wall
20.12.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
iEngage Fellow Yossi Klein Halevi and Institute Fellow Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabbath Beit-Halachmi debated the issue live and online. Click here or on the player to watch read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Begins Ethics Column in LA Jewish Journal
13.12.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Articles will explore Jewish ethics and values in context of modern issues
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Shalom Hartman Institute Announces 2013 Summer Accommodations
12.12.2012
Discount rates for program participants are available four Jerusalem hotels read more>
 
 
New Multi-Generational Option at Summer 2013 Community Leadership Retreat
11.12.2012
Bring your post-college children or grandchildren to study with you at Hartman this summer read more>
 
 
Summer Torah Study for Senior Educators
11.12.2012
The new Senior Educators Track of the Summer 2013 Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar is open to a limited number of senior Jewish educators read more>
 
 
Beit Midrash for Judaism and Society
04.12.2012
The Beit Midrash for Judaism and Society is aimed at translating fundamentals of social justice rooted in Jewish values into tangible results in Israeli society read more>
 
 
What Young American Jews Talk About When They Talk About Israel
15.11.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI-North America President Yehuda Kurtzer to Ha’aretz: ‘What does it mean to integrate Jewish and democratic values? These are some of the big questions we want to be asking’ read more>
 
 
Israel not the Top Ballot Box Concern for American Jews
08.11.2012, by Yehuda Kurtzer
SHI-NA President Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer discusses the American Jewish vote in a TV interview read more>
 
 
Students in New Beit Midrash Begin Study
07.11.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Newest Hartman Beit Midrash launches with diverse group of 23 students studying Tractate Taanit read more>
 
 
Covenantal Commitments: Rethinking the Synagogue and the Rabbinate
09.10.2012, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi comments on rabbinic forums rethinking fundamental aspects of their institutions read more>
 
 
Can Liberal Leaders Counterbalance Ultra-Orthodox in Knesset?
03.10.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Ha’aretz asks if Israeli pluralist lobby, showcased at Hartman recently, can have an impact
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Jerusalem in Crisis
20.09.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi in Jerusalem Post: ‘We have serious ethical concerns about what’s happening to our society’
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Hartman Institute’s Yossi Klein Halevi Models Civil Debates on Israel
13.09.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Second ‘Point-Counter-Point’ on Jewish Week now online read more>
 
 
Be’eri Rosh Hashana 5773 Newsletter Now Available
13.09.2012
Read report of how schools in the program are ranked among Israel’s finest in Jewish heritage studies read more>
 
 
Shana Tova 5773 from Shalom Hartman Institute
11.09.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Watch our fun new video for 5773 read more>
 
 
Hartman Rabbis Reflect on the High Holidays
09.09.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
A selection of articles about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur written by past participants of Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinical Programs read more>
 
 
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
09.08.2012, by Rabbinic Leadership Initiative IV
Rabbi Steve Morgen reflects on the three weeks he spent studying at Hartman this summer as a member of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative read more>
 
 
Summer 2012 Videos Online for Viewing
07.08.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
More than 20 lectures from Dilemmas of Faith: God and Spirituality in the Modern World can be seen on the Institute website read more>
 
 
Sabbaticals Need not Occur Only Every Seven Years
31.07.2012, by Marshall Zolla
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SHI Board Member Marshall Zolla: How often do we lament the frenetic pace of modern life without taking time for our own personal sabbath of rest?
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Kent State U Hillel Director Begins Hartman Fellowship
30.07.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘Having content from world-renowned educators matched with practitioners working on the ground was a special combination’ read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Featured in Steinhardt Foundation Journal
26.07.2012
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SHI President Donniel Hartman, research fellow Naama Azulay author articles; Be’eri program profiled
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US Christian Leaders in Israel to Begin Yearlong Study of Judaism
22.07.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
American Jewish Committee and Hartman Institute brings group to Israel to study Judaism read more>
 
 
Yehuda Kurtzer, Steven Cohen Contribute to Federation Project
18.07.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
They were two of 18 leaders that prepared essays on “Jewish Philanthropic Intervention” read more>
 
 
Rabbis in Summer 2012 Hartman Programs Visit Knesset
12.07.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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More than 100 rabbis met with leading Knesset members
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Pursuing the Pedagogy of Peoplehood: More than Mifgash
08.07.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Jon A. Levisohn, past fellow of the Institute’s North American Scholars Circle, discusses Jewish Peoplehood. read more>
 
 
NY Jewish Week Reviews Yehuda Kurtzer’s Book, “Shuva”
27.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘Kurtzer asserts that we cannot simply replace memory with history’ read more>
 
 
‘Peoplehood and Its Role and Significance in Jewish Life,’ Now Available
26.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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New DVD set delves into the complex origins of Jewish Peoplehood and how it may be sustained
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SHI Board Member Cissie Swig Honored by SF Federation
25.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Swig received The Robert Sinton Extraordinary Leader Award on June 10, 2012 read more>
 
 
Hartman Community Leadership Program Recieves Praise from Participants
19.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Over the course of the year, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America partnered with seven organizations to provide a variety of thought-provoking text-based study sessions for close to 200 Jewish communal leaders across North America. read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute and Hillel Announce Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals
14.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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New framework will cultivate early- and mid-career senior campus professionals
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Hartman Commentaries on African Refugees
13.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The question of how Israel should handle African refugees continues to smolder read more>
 
 
Remembering Yosef (“Yoske”) Achituv, Fellow at Hartman Institute
05.06.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Read tributes to Achituv, who died June 5, 2012, from Hartman scholars and others read more>
 
 
Why Be Jewish? Sharing Stories, Pushing Boundaries
04.06.2012, by
I had the privilege of participating in the Bronfman Foundation and Hartman Institute conference, “Why Be Jewish?” read more>
 
 
Hartman Partners with Samuel Bronfman Foundation for 2012 “Why Be Jewish” Gathering
29.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Two-day study event celebrated 25th anniversary of Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel read more>
 
 
David Hartman Receives Liebhaber Prize for Religious Tolerance
29.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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SHI’s President Emeritus received the award from Schechter Institute in Jerusalem
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Yehuda Kurtzer Named to “36 Under 36” of Jewish Leaders
23.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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NY Jewish Week lists SHI-NA President for ‘elevating the conversation’
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Bar-Ilan University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Angelica Berrie
21.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Berrie, Chair of SHI-North America, received the award for community leadership and commitment to training the next generation of activists
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Hartman Scholars Celebrate Jerusalem
16.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
On the occasion of the 45th Jerusalem Day on May 20 (Iyyar 28), here is a selection of Hartman commentary on Jerusalem read more>
 
 
First Webinar Series Draws Thousands
08.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Viewers were eager to hear the iEngage perspective on current events read more>
 
 
Webinar Replay: The State of the State of Israel at 64
02.05.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Tal Becker and Donniel Hartman discuss how Israel stands as a country and society at the occasion of Independence Day read more>
 
 
Reasons to Celebrate
25.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
New Jersey Jewish News Editor Andrew Silow-Carroll highlights writings of iEngage Project fellows’ celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut 5772 read more>
 
 
New Book by Yehuda Kurtzer Draws Attention
15.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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In the wake of the release of his new book,SHI-North America President Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer has been appearing in the media
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First iEngage Newsletter Now Available
09.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Click to read and to subscribe to future issues
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Pesach Sameach from Shalom Hartman Institute
03.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Pesach Greetings from Shalom Hartman Institute
03.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Pesach Sameach from SHI-North America
03.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Be’eri Pesach Newsletter Available
02.04.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Philanthropy Nation?
30.03.2012, by Suzanne Last Stone
Suzanne Last Stone, a member of the Hartman Institute`s iEngage Team, discusses the conditions necessary for Israel to emerge as a ‘Philanthropy Nation’ read more>
 
 
Donniel Hartman at JStreet Conference
29.03.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI President and iEngage Project Director Donniel Hartman speaks at the 2012 JStreet Conference in Washington, DC read more>
 
 
Video: Is the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Over?
19.03.2012, by Tal Becker
Webinar Replay: Dr. Tal Becker of the Engaging Israel Project discusses reasons for optimism, despite widespread pessimism read more>
 
 
SHI Recruiting for 2012-13 Beit Midrash
14.03.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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It will focus on engagement between traditional Jewish sources and contemporary questions of Jewish existence
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Modern Israel and the Challenges of a Jewish-Democratic State
14.03.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Video of public lecture from 25th International Theology Conference, held Feb. 26-29, 2012 read more>
 
 
Fellowship for Hillel Professionals Established
05.03.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Institute announces a new framework for intellectual leadership training, based on Engaging Israel material. Applications due Mar 13 read more>
 
 
Fighting Fair: The Ethics of Warfare
22.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Jewish Week’s Gary Rosenblatt reports on Moshe Halbertal talk at SHI-NA event read more>
 
 
Tu B’Shvat Conference Draws Hundreds
22.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Numerous speakers presented their vision of a just Israeli society based on Jewish values read more>
 
 
iEngage Webinar Series Attracts Hundreds of Viewers
21.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Episodes have drawn more than 1,000 to hear the iEngage perspective on current events read more>
 
 
Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar Revisits His High School and Meets the Be’eri Program
21.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar visited his former high school—Tichon Hadash in Tel Aviv—and spoke with students studying in the Be’eri program. read more>
 
 
RLI IV Rabbis Mark Midpoint at Jerusalem Winter Seminar
21.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Lectures, peer teaching, and havruta learning enriched insights read more>
 
 
SHI and Tikvah Fund Launch Rabbinic Students Conference
21.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Nearly 50 rabbinic students from six different seminaries studied Engaging Israel read more>
 
 
Webinar 4 Replay: What We Talk About When We Talk About Iran
20.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Engaging Israel’s Dr. Tal Becker, Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss Iran read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI) Holds Second Annual Alumni Retreat
15.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Alumni from all three cohorts came together for three days of intensive learning read more>
 
 
Engaging Israel Launched in Northern New Jersey
15.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The program is funded generously by the Adler Family Innovation Fund at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey read more>
 
 
"Everybody Must Get Stoned"
15.02.2012, by Rabbinic Leadership Initiative IV
A Report from One of the Front Lines of the Culture Wars in Israel: RLI IV Rabbi Michael Feshbach writes about Haredi extremism after participating in the RLI winter seminar trip to Bet Shemesh. read more>
 
 
Terms of Engagement
15.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
NJ Jewish Journal`s Andrew Silow-Carroll discusses Engaging Israel’s capacity to address the Jewish state`s necessity and significance read more>
 
 
Havruta 8: “Engaging Israel: The Limits of Criticism”
13.02.2012, by Stuart Schoffman
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The issue explores the urgent subject of criticism and its boundaries
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Video of ‘Planting Social Justice’ Conference Online Soon
07.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Videos from the conference will be posted online soon read more>
 
 
David Hartman in the News
02.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The teachings, philosophy, and warmth of David Hartman have been in the media this month read more>
 
 
Commentary Notes Donniel Hartman Blog
01.02.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Cites ‘thoughtful post’ on haredi issues facing Israel read more>
 
 
What the ‘Goyim’ Say: External Criticism of Israel
29.01.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Engaging Israel Project’s Dr. Tal Becker and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss the issue in this recording of a live webinar read more>
 
 
The Once and Future Past
26.01.2012, by Yehuda Kurtzer
SHI-North America President Yehuda Kurtzer writes in the NY Jewish Week about ‘Judaism and its messianisms’ read more>
 
 
Israel Faces Up to Religious Extremism
18.01.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi
This article by iEngage team member Yossi Klein Halevi originally appeared in Toronto’s Globe and Mail read more>
 
 
David Hartman’s ‘God Who Hates Lies’ Named to Best of 2011 Jewish Book List
03.01.2012, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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‘A prominent theologian challenges the Modern Orthodox movement to grow and change’ read more>
 
 
Channa Pinchasi: Women in the Israeli Public Sphere
29.12.2011, by Dr. Channa Pinchasi
Women must be seen as people, not sexual objects read more>
 
 
Israel Knohl Discusses Miracles in the Bible
28.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI scholar Israel Knohl warns against relying too much on miracles in Jewish belief and practice in TV interview read more>
 
 
Video: Controversial Legislation in the Knesset
26.12.2011, by Tal Becker
Dr. Tal Becker discusses recent Knesset legislation debates from a Jewish values perspective read more>
 
 
‘We Do the Jewish Past a Disservice When We Make it Holier Than the Present’
21.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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SHI-North America President Yehuda Kurtzer discusses Jewish life outside Israel with Jewish Journal columnist Shmuel Rosner read more>
 
 
Hanukkah’s ‘Children of Light and Darkness’
14.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Noam Zion discusses differing views of Hanukkah at first Hartman beit midrash for rabbis in LA read more>
 
 
David Hartman: ‘God is Pressuring Me Not to Give Up’
12.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI President Emeritus is featured in Israel’s largest newspaper and later on Ynetnews, its English website read more>
 
 
Reflections on Genesis and Revolution
12.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Ruthie Warshenbrot shares her thoughts on the recent conference on Genesis and Revolution: A Beit Midrash on Gender, Power and Authority in Jewish Life, hosted jointly by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El. read more>
 
 
iEngage Presentation at GA Now on Shalom TV and Online
11.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Watch Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer’s panel appearance in “Israel Engagement: A New Narrative” read more>
 
 
Moshe Idel Wins 2012 Rothschild Prize in Jewish Studies
06.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Yad Hanadiv established the prizes in 1959 to advance sciences and humanities in Israel read more>
 
 
Federation Grant Brings SHI iEngage Project to New Jersey
05.12.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
A grant from the Northern NJ Federation’s Adler Family Innovation Fund will support programs for lay leaders, rabbis, and general public read more>
 
 
Gender, Power and Authority in Jewish Life
29.11.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (SHI-NA) recently partnered with the Skirball Center for Adult Education at Temple Emanu-El in New York to host a one day conference on Genesis and Revolution: A Beit Midrash on Gender, Power and Authority in Jewish Life. read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Celebrates David Hartman at 80
28.11.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Shalom Hartman Institute celebrated the 80th birthday of our founder and President Emeritus, Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, with two days of events. Now with video read more>
 
 
Summer 2012 Lodging Information
27.11.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
As you plan for your visit to Jerusalem this summer, here is information on where to stay while participating in Shalom Hartman Institute programs read more>
 
 
Rabbi Calls for New Narrative Among Young Jews
24.11.2011, by Donniel Hartman
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman’s talk at Ron & Aviva Heller Memorial Lecture in Toronto is featured in Canadian Jewish News read more>
 
 
‘Let’s Join Hands with Israel and Improve World Together’
24.11.2011, by
Jeff Saperstein: Donniel Hartman’s challenge about Israel becomes more profound if we are honest about where Diaspora Jews are going read more>
 
 
Daniel Boyarin Hebrew Book Release a Success
23.11.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Hartman Institute hosted an evening of scholarship to celebrate the appearance of Daniel Boyarin’s Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash in Hebrew read more>
 
 
Video of First iEngage Webinar
17.11.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
More than 200 people in watched or listened to the live broadcast from Jerusalem with Dr. Tal Becker read more>
 
 
Be’eri - Big in Be’er Sheva
13.11.2011
The increase in Be’eri presence in Be’er Sheva is due in part to a new strategic partnership with Keren Daniel read more>
 
 
Summer Shabbat: A Week Apart
10.11.2011, by Marshall Zolla
Marshall Zolla: Expand the concept of a day of rest to embrace our week of study each summer at the Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
Don’t Abandon Old in Pursuit of ‘Next’
08.11.2011, by Yehuda Kurtzer
This article by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President, Yehuda Kurtzer, appeared in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles read more>
 
 
The Dance of David
24.10.2011
Sidney Helbraun: Judaism tells us God understands our nature and knows that we’re not perfect read more>
 
 
Might and Right - In Their Hands
24.10.2011
Institute’s Lev Aharon program for IDF officers featured in newspaper read more>
 
 
Stuart Schoffman Featured in Series on Translators
23.10.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Ha’aretz is producing a series of articles on Israeli translators of Hebrew literature and non-fiction into English read more>
 
 
Our Own Personal Two State Solution: A Nation of Values, a People of Ethics
23.10.2011, by Marshall Zolla
Marshall Zolla: We can make a personal statement that traveling halfway around the world really means coming home read more>
 
 
SHI-NA Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits
18.10.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Seventh annual “Slingshot” guidebook names 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in America read more>
 
 
One Judaism, Under Siege
06.10.2011, by Yehuda Kurtzer
It is easier to make Yom Kippur about personal atonement rather than collective responsibility read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Education in the Twenty-First Century
03.10.2011
Joshua Ladon: My rabbinical training has been characterized by collaboration, creativity, and independent exploration read more>
 
 
SHI President Donniel Hartman Denounces Mosque Attack
03.10.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘Jewish sovereignty must respect not only every person, but every religion, and a sacred place for part of the population must be sacred to us all’ read more>
 
 
Shana Tova from Shalom Hartman Institute
02.10.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
View the Hartman Institute’s animated Rosh Hashana greeting read more>
 
 
Stuart Schoffman Discusses the Palestinians’ UN Bid
27.09.2011, by Stuart Schoffman
The editor of Hartman Institute’s Havruta Journal was interviewed by Israeli English-language TV read more>
 
 
David Hartman Featured on NPR Program
25.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI President Emeritus David Hartman is featured on NPR’s ‘On Being’ program, available for online listening and viewing read more>
 
 
Be’eri School for Teacher Education Kicks off New Year
25.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Nearly 100 educators started the academic year at the Be’eri School for Teacher Education, launched in 2010 with Keren Karev read more>
 
 
Be’eri – Now in Over 90 Schools Across Israel and with Seven Regional Partners
25.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Be’eri program kicked off the school year with over 90 schools participating in the program and a new regional partnership! read more>
 
 
New Tarbut Yisrael Resource Center to Launch in 2012
25.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Be`eri program is partnering with the Posen Foundation and the Israel Center for Educational Technology to launch a Jewish culture website. read more>
 
 
New Be’eri Textbooks Released
25.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In August 2011, Be`eri released three new textbooks, based on the new Ministry of Education syllabus for Tarbut Yisrael (Jewish heritage) studies. read more>
 
 
‘Hartman Institute Promotes New Take on the Israel Diaspora Relationship’
22.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
eJewishPhilanthropy details development of Engaging Israel project, new website read more>
 
 
Fostering International Jewish Connections Through Travel
21.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
North American Scholars Circle fellow, Sara Bunin Benor, suggests using international travel to foster relationships between Jews and establish a sense of Jewish connectivity and peoplehood. read more>
 
 
Engaging Israel Project’s Yossi Klein Halevi in the Media on the Palestinian UN Bid
20.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Articles and commentary by him have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Guardian, and Forward read more>
 
 
Midrashiya Girls High School Featured for Body-Soul-Consciousness Program
15.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The school’s Body-Soul-Consciousness program to nurture girls using movement is featured in the article read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Launches iEngage Website
13.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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The iEngage multimedia resource center will make an ever-growing corpus of Engaging Israel materials available to the public read more>
 
 
Pay Parents Fees for Hartman Boys HS, Midrashiya for 2011-12 School Year Online
12.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Use our secure online ordering system to pay fees for the Charles E. Smith High School and Midrashiya High School for Girls read more>
 
 
Religion’s Most Urgent Problem - Haaretz
09.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbi Shai Held applies the words of a forgotten religious Zionist figure to the tenth anniversary of 9/11. read more>
 
 
Series Based on Hartman Institute Lectures Premieres on American Cable TV Network
04.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘Rethinking Judaism’ will air on Shalom TV, available in the US and Canada, throughout September read more>
 
 
Hartman Teams Up With Berrie Fellowship in Northern New Jersey
02.09.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) President Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and SHI-North America President Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer recently taught at the launch of the third cohort of The Berrie Fellowship, read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute’s Manifest Destiny: SHI-NA Leads the Way
27.08.2011, by Marshall Zolla
Marshall Zolla: SHI-North America will expand the vision, mission, teaching, and inspiration of Hartman Institute to the West Coast and broaden its Canadian presence read more>
 
 
Israel Knohl’s, ‘Bible’s Genetic Code,’ Published in Cairo
25.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Omar Zakaria, head of Cairo’s Israeli Academic Center, translated the bestselling book into Arabic
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Jewish Ethics, Jewish Power at Shalom Hartman Institute Community Leader Retreat
12.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America hosted community leaders from across North America for four days of learning on the topic, ‘Jewish Ethics, Jewish Power’ read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute on Vacation, Aug. 12-20
11.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Institute will close for the week for a summer break and will reopen on Aug. 21 read more>
 
 
SHI Scholars Cited in Analysis of Jews and ‘Social Justice’
07.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
An in-depth article on Israel’s leading news website analyzing the Jewish roots of social justice protests in Israel quotes Ron Margolin and Avi Sagi read more>
 
 
Sun Valley Study Retreat Highlights
05.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Community leaders from across North America have said goodbye after four days of Hartman learning in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho read more>
 
 
Study Guide for David Hartman’s ‘The God Who Hates Lies’ Now Available
04.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Guide offers ideas and thoughtful questions for discussing the insights of David Hartman read more>
 
 
Lauren Berkun: American Jews’ Focus is Within
01.08.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI-North America Southeast Director of Educational Initiatives says in TV interview challenge is to create well-rounded Jewish identity read more>
 
 
Christian Leadership Initiative Visit: ‘Important to Learn from Jewish Scholars’
28.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Jerusalem Post details the recent visit of CLI to Israel and Hartman campus for study and travel read more>
 
 
Hartman Boys HS Receives National Education Award
27.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The High School received the prize at a ceremony with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Education Minister Gidon Saar read more>
 
 
David Hartman’s New Book Now in ‘E-Reader’ Versions
24.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘The God Who Hates Lies’ is available for Amazon`s Kindle and other e-book readers read more>
 
 
Pilgrimage to Values
21.07.2011, by Marshall Zolla
Marshall Zolla: ‘It doesn’t take more than vision and intent to turn your vacation into a life-enhancing pilgrimage. Next year in Jerusalem’ read more>
 
 
SHI In The News – Summer 2011
21.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Institute’s Engaging Israel Project receives positive mention from Jewish Week`s Gary Rosenblatt; Noam Zohar on Swedish radio regarding IVF read more>
 
 
Hartman Rabbinic Seminar Participants in the West Bank
18.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar participants write about a tour that sent more than 60 rabbis deep into the Palestinian territories read more>
 
 
Yehuda Kurtzer: Glenn Beck’s Israel Rally
17.07.2011, by Yehuda Kurtzer
Video: SHI-North America President Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer describes his concerns about broadcaster Glenn Beck’s planned August rally in Jerusalem read more>
 
 
Reflections from a Community Leadership Summer Retreat Participant
14.07.2011
‘I leave the program not carrying a split between psyche and religion but feeling more whole, empowered, and with gratitude’ read more>
 
 
 
Reviews of David Hartman’s ‘The God Who Hates Lies’
12.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Hartman is ‘a courageous thinker’ with ability to illuminate rabbinic opinions while making his position clear read more>
 
 
SHI Scholars Teach at Samuel Bronfman Foundation ‘Why Be Jewish’ Event
06.07.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The program was titled, “Nationhood, Peoplehood and the Question of Collective Identity” read more>
 
 
SHI-North America Educators Study Forum Presented in Toronto by Lola Stein Institute
05.07.2011, by Yehuda Kurtzer
Participants addressed the growing disenchantment and disinterest in Israel felt by Jews worldwide and worked to create a new narrative about the significance of Israel for Jewish life read more>
 
 
Hartman Video Lectures - Now on Jewish TV Network
30.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Placement of SHI video lectures on JTN is the latest in a series of moves to distribute our content on multiple online platforms, including podcasts
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SHI In The News: Atwitter About Donniel Hartman Column
28.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Donniel Hartman column on Judaism in the age of Twitter receives attention in the media read more>
 
 
Netanyahu-Obama Dispute Raises ‘Dual Loyalty’ Issue
26.06.2011, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
American Jews don’t need to choose between US and Israel, but must determine their Jewish values read more>
 
 
SHI In The News - Spring 2011
21.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and SHI International Philosophy Conference all receive mentions in the media read more>
 
 
Sun Valley Study Retreat Themes Announced
21.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Join a select group of community leaders and Wexner Heritage program alumni for four days of learning in one of the United States’ most scenic locations read more>
 
 
Havruta 7: ‘Engaging Israel: Beyond the Crisis Narrative,’ Now Available
20.06.2011, by Stuart Schoffman
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The issue discusses the new Jewish disenchantment with Israel and calls for a new narrative to enrich the significance of Israel in Jewish life
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New Books from Avi Sagi, Yair Lorberbaum
14.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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Disempowered King, by Yair Lorberbaum, and To Be a Jew, by Avi Sagi
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SHI Websites Redesigned and Relaunched
13.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
We set out several months ago to redesign our websites so that our scholars’ freshest articles are displayed well, information about Institute programs is easily findable, and the sites match our new overall design read more>
 
 
New Book by David Hartman: ‘The God Who Hates Lies’
09.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
SHI President Emeritus David Hartman probes the deepest questions at the heart of what it means to be a human being and a Jew read more>
 
 
SHI Board Member Alvin Segal, O.C., O.Q. Appointed Officer of the Order of Quebec
05.06.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute congratulates long-time Board member Alvin Segal on his appointment as Officer of the Order of Quebec read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Summer 2011 Programs to Draw Record Number
31.05.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The theme is: “Jewish Peoplehood: The Meaning of the Collective in Modern Jewish Life.” read more>
 
 
SHI In The News - Spring 2011
30.05.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Recent articles by or mentioning Donniel Hartman, Yehuda Jurtzer, Yossi Klein Halevi, Zvi Mark and Ariel Picard read more>
 
 
Be’eri - Highlight on Be’er Sheva
17.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Be`er Sheva joined Haifa, Modi`in, Ashdod, Karmiel, and Nazareth Illit as a Be’eri municipal partner in 2010 read more>
 
 
Teaching Bible in Israeli Society – an Open Seminar Day for Teachers
17.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Be’eri team hosted a seminar in December 2010 on the theme of “Teaching Bible in Israeli Society," organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Education Bible studies supervisor read more>
 
 
New Be’eri Textbook on Pirkei Avot
17.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
This textbook is aimed at assisting students to understand what is written in Pirkei Avot and to encourage them to engage in active discussion on the important questions that Pirkei Avot raises read more>
 
 
School for Israeli Culture Launched at Institute
17.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The School for Israeli Culture at the Shalom Hartman Institute was launched in partnership with Keren Karev in October 2010. The School, which has received Ministry of Education recognition as a major center of Tarbut Yisrael (Jewish heritage) teacher training, is currently instructing over 80 educators in three dedicated tracks read more>
 
 
Majoring in Tarbut Yisrael
17.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In March 2011, 230 eleventh grade students from across the country participated in a special day of learning at the Shalom Hartman Institute campus in Jerusalem. These students have chosen to major in either Jewish philosophy or Oral Law, subsets of the Be`eri Tarbut Yisrael (Jewish heritage) curriculum read more>
 
 
Telling and Being Told By the Story
10.04.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Each person must bring an as if to the Pesah Seder. The as if that I bring allows me to enter a story that enters me; I see myself through my own eyes and through the ancient images. I am my story’s keeper and it is mine read more>
 
 
Reports on Be’eri Partnerships in Haifa and Modiin Detail Achievements
29.03.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Be’eri partnerships with the Israeli cities of Haifa and Modiin were created to lead an initiative for integrating Jewish-Israeli identity studies into all facets of formal and informal education. Studies at the end of 2010 indicated the progress that has been made read more>
 
 
Tolerance Conference Panel: “A Jewish and Democratic State – What is Israel’s Vision?” Online with English Subtitles
16.03.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Video of the opening panel of Shalom Hartman Institute’s Tolerance Conference, featuring Donniel Hartman and Tzipi Livni, held on January 20, 2011, is now available online with English subtitles read more>
 
 
More Than 200 Attend Florida Retreats on Diaspora, Israel and Jewish Identity
16.03.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The retreats featured three highly noted SHI scholars from Israel and the US read more>
 
 
Rabbis Invited to Join Hartman Beit Midrash at Summer Retreat
15.03.2011, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar, July 4-14, 2011, is titled: “Jewish Peoplehood: The Meaning of the Collective in Modern Jewish Life.” read more>
 
 
The Woman and the Temple - Conference in Memory of Chana Safrai
07.03.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
A conference about women in the Talmud being held in memory of Chana Safrai, a onetime Shalom Hartman Institute research fellow who died in 2008, is set for March 7-8, 2011, at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem read more>
 
 
‘Hello, Rabbi’ - Yedioth Ahronoth Article About Donniel Hartman’s, ‘Letter to the Egyptian People’
24.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
One of Israel’s leading newspapers write of the virtual dialogue between Donniel Hartman and Egyptians sparked by a column he wrote read more>
 
 
The Good Person: 24th Annual International Theology Conference at Shalom Hartman Institute
22.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The aim of the conference was not to address this issue abstractly or theoretically, but to learn from lived practices, received wisdom, revealed texts, and everyday insights and outpourings read more>
 
 
Now We’re Talking
22.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Egyptians and Israelis begin hopeful talks around a virtual table convened by Donniel Hartman read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Summer 2011 Programs
17.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Community Leadership Summer Retreat and Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar, both of which take place at the Institute’s campus in Jerusalem, will focus on the theme: “Jewish Peoplehood: The Meaning of the Collective in Modern Jewish Life” read more>
 
 
A New God?
16.02.2011, by Stewart L. Vogel
Rather than seeing a mitzvah as commanded by God, we can view it as our communal attempt to feel God’s presence in every aspect of our lives read more>
 
 
Bronfman Family Annual Lecture:“Who is Good? (Besides Us)?”
13.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The lecture, Monday, Feb. 14 at 8:00 PM, is the one public event during the 24th annual International Theology Conference under way at the Institute Jerusalem campus from Feb. 13-17, 2011 read more>
 
 
iEngage: Engaging Israel - Foundations for a New Relationship
09.02.2011, by Donniel Hartman
The Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship lecture series, now available for order, focuses on the critical questions facing world Jewry with regard to Israel. Bring your congregation into dialogue on the establishment of a new narrative of Jewish values and ideas that encourages Jews to engage with Israel and to act on a vision of what they believe can and ought to shape the modern Jewish nation and its policies. read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Leadership Participants Call Winter 2011 Retreat in Jerusalem, ‘Rabbinical Gan Eden’
09.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Shalom Hartman Institute recently welcomed the fourth cohort of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative for its annual winter seminar at the Institute’s Jerusalem campus for a week of intensive study read more>
 
 
The Symphony of Jewish Life and Learning - Impressions from the Inaugural Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Alumni Retreat
03.02.2011, by Mark Diamond
The inaugural Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Alumni Retreat was held in Malibu, Cal., at the end of January 2011. Alumni of the first three RLI cohorts joined SHI faculty to study the topic of Covenant and its contemporary challenges and to rejuvenate the bonds they had formed with one another read more>
 
 
New Seminar Series by David Hartman: The Notion of the Jews as Chosen People
03.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The seminars will take place at the Shalom Hartman Institute on Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30, on Feb. 28, Mar 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, and Apr. 11. read more>
 
 
Theology Conference 2011: “The Good Person”
03.02.2011
The 24th annual International Theology Conference will take place at Shalom Hartman Institute, Feb. 13-17, 2011. More than 50 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians and intellectuals from North America, Europe, and Israel will convene for five days of roundtable discussion and small study groups read more>
 
 
Theology Conference studies: ‘The Good Person’
01.02.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
More than 50 Jewish, Christian, and Muslim theologians and intellectuals from North America, Europe, and Israel convene read more>
 
 
Havruta 6, ‘Ikkarim,’ To Be Available in Digital, ‘E-magazine’ Format
27.01.2011, by Stuart Schoffman
The sixth issue of Havruta: A Journal of Jewish Conversation, now available online, is dedicated to a search for ikkarim, core principles of Judaism read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute DVD Lecture Series Brings Community Together in New Jersey
19.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Three rabbis representing different denominations in the MetroWest community decided to bring a powerful learning experience to the entire MetroWest community read more>
 
 
Summer 2011 Jerusalem Accommodations for Hartman Institute Program Attendees
19.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Summer tourism in Jerusalem is expected to be at a record high this year. As a result it has been difficult to secure rooms at discounted prices for Shalom Hartman Institute participants. Nevertheless we are able to offer rooms in two hotels. read more>
 
 
Planting Tolerance, Uprooting Prejudice in Israel: Tu B’Shvat Conference at Hartman Institute
17.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute is hosting an emergency conference on Thursday, January 20, 2011, to address the increasing prejudice against Arab citizens of Israel, promoted in the guise of Jewish tradition read more>
 
 
Florida Study Retreats Set for February 13, 14
13.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, with the support of a talented committee of lay leaders and rabbis from the Boca and Miami communities, is hosting two days of intensive Jewish study read more>
 
 
North American Scholars Circle Holds Winter Seminar
13.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The sixteen members of the North American Scholars Circle gathered in New York the first week of January to launch their year-long study of the topic of Jewish peoplehood. read more>
 
 
Yehuda Kurtzer to Speak at Washington Synagogue
12.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Kurtzer’s topic on Feb. 11 to be: “Commandedness: Finding Purpose from the Past” read more>
 
 
First Rabbinic Leadership Alumni Retreat to be Held
10.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Rabbinic Alumni of the first three RLI cohorts, representing nearly a decade of our intensive rabbinic leadership program, will gather to study the topic of Covenant and its contemporary challenges read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute to Participate in “Israel 2021 Conference”
09.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
On January 12-13, Hartman Institute executive staff and scholars will participate in the “Israel 2021 Conference” to discuss what has been defined as the most pressing socioeconomic issues in Israel today read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is Launched
04.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Efforts in North America focus on leadership initiatives for lay leaders, rabbis, and other change agents read more>
 
 
New Programs for Community Leaders in North America
04.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, South Florida, and New York read more>
 
 
Reports on Be’eri Partnerships in Haifa and Modiin Detail Achievements
04.01.2011, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Be’eri partnerships with the Israeli cities of Haifa and Modiin were created to lead an initiative for integrating Jewish-Israeli identity studies into all facets of formal and informal education. Studies at the end of 2010 indicated the progress that has been made read more>
 
 
SHI In The News - December 2010
31.12.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Hartman Scholars, Researchers, and Programs in the News read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Mourns the Passing of Prof. Shemaryahu Talmon, Institute Fellow and Donor to Library
21.12.2010, by
The noted Bible scholar and Fellow of the Institute donated 10,000 volumes to the Institute library read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute’s North American Scholars Circle Begins Study of Jewish Peoplehood
19.12.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
NASC is tasked with formulating meaningful approaches to making Judaism relevant to contemporary life read more>
 
 
SHI-NA Faculty Member Mishael Zion to Teach at 2011 LimmudNY
16.12.2010, by
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America faculty member Mishael Zion will be teaching three sessions at LimmudNY, January 14-17, 2011. Hartman Institute is pleased to be an organizational partner read more>
 
 
David Hartman to Offer New Lecture Series Beginning Dec. 27
14.12.2010, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Rabbi Professor David Hartman will deliver a series of four lectures beginning December 27, 2010, and continuing every other Monday through February 7, 2011, in the Winter 2010-11 Lord Kalms and Jay Pomrenze Lecture Series read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is Launched
07.12.2010, by
This year saw the official launch of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (SHI-NA). Our efforts in North America focus on increasing and improving educational and leadership initiatives for lay leaders, rabbis, educators, and other change agents, as well as expanding and diversifying the range of our programming read more>
 
 
Summer 2011 May Be the Busiest Ever at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
01.12.2010, by
Summer 2011 may just be the busiest ever at the Jerusalem campus of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Hundreds of community leaders, rabbis, and visitors will make the Beit Midrash buzz. Expect deep learning with Hartman Institute faculty and passionate havruta-style study with peers read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Mourns Passing of Prof. Shemaryahu Talmon
30.11.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In 2009, Prof. Talmon donated 10,000 volumes to the institute’s library. read more>
 
 
SHI In The News - November 2010
30.11.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
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New ‘Havruta’ to Showcase Articles on Essential Foundations of Judaism from Institute’s North American Scholars Circle
28.11.2010
In 2009-10, its inaugural year, NASC studied the theme of ikkarim, defining the essential foundations of Judaism for a new generation of North American Jewry. The new issue of ‘Havruta’ will be based upon this theme read more>
 
 
Toronto Hospital Honors Douglas Wilansky, Long-time Hartman Institute Supporter
21.11.2010, by
Wilansky was recently honored at a dinner where it was announced that the name of the department has been changed to the Dr. Douglas Wilansky Nuclear Medicine Service read more>
 
 
Lonely Man of Thought
14.11.2010, by
From the LA Jewish Journal: Donniel Hartman embodies things that are usually perceived as mutually exclusive: a charismatic speaker who shies away from sound bites; an Orthodox rabbi who legitimizes other branches of Judaism; a fervent Zionist who is deeply liberal read more>
 
 
New Jersey Rabbis Team Up For Pluralistic Learning
14.11.2010, by
From the New Jersey Jewish News: Clergy from 3 streams to teach traditional approaches to crisis: Rabbis from the Reconstructionist, Conservative, and Orthodox movements will teach the Institute’s eight-part course on Jewish leadership read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute’s North American Scholars Circle Begins Study of Jewish Peoplehood
04.11.2010, by
Working together to shape a new Jewish conversation in North America, NASC is tasked with formulating meaningful approaches to making Judaism relevant to contemporary life, and with using scholarship to elevate the discourse of contemporary Judaism read more>
 
 
Midrashiya Girls High School Featured for Curriculum Development
02.11.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Jerusalem Post detailed the philosophy and accomplishments of the Midrashiya Girls High School upon the occasion of the school being tasked by the Israeli Education Ministry to develop an Orthodox feminist curriculum read more>
 
 
“Jerusalem - War and Peace” at Ammunition Hill
28.10.2010, by
The event will feature lectures and discussion by Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon and Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman. It is the first session in a series on the “Jewishness” of Israel read more>
 
 
Melamdim School for Teacher Education Opens Sixth Cohort
14.10.2010, by
Ten exceptional graduate students were chosen from a highly selective pool of applicants to undergo intensive training in the philosophical foundations of Judaism and the pedagogical skills required to turn Jewish high school education into a transformative experience read more>
 
 
Hartman High School Reunion a Big Success - See Pictures, Video
14.10.2010, by
The Charles E. Smith High School for Boys held its first reunion on October 1, 2010, as the school celebrated its 25th anniversary. Hundreds of students from nearly every graduating class - including the first - attended the event read more>
 
 
SHI Launches the Be’eri School for Teacher Education
05.10.2010, by
On October 6, 2010, the Shalom Hartman Institute, in partnership with Keren Karev, will launch the new Be’eri School for Teacher Education. The School will offer a basic and advanced track for teachers, as well as a track customized for school principals read more>
 
 
Interreligious Dialogue in Jerusalem
03.10.2010
Christian Leadership Initiative participant Dr. Robert Cathey discusses his visit to Jerusalem and the Hartman Institute during Summer 2010 read more>
 
 
Israel Engagement or Disengagement?
21.09.2010, by Denise L. Eger
We have to encourage Israel to live up to its highest spiritual ideal and not to abandon Israel to the world’s anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric, says Rabbi Denise L. Eger, a member of the Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative read more>
 
 
SHI-North America Set to Inspire, Enliven North American Jewish Leadership
05.09.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Up-and-coming visionary leader tasked with engaging North America’s Jewish change-agents to transform community read more>
 
 
Israel is Our New Covenant
31.08.2010, by Gerald L. Zelizer
The modern State of Israel is the chance to improve on the failure of our ancestors to live out the Torah read more>
 
 
The Akeida: A Window Into God’s Humanity And Our Own
31.08.2010, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
In attempting to understand the God of the Akeida, and what the Akeida might mean for us today, I have found it helpful to look at God as a parent read more>
 
 
Be’eri Program Teachers Guides for Downloading
22.08.2010, by Yochai Eden
New educational material for Israeli teachers in Hebrew from Shalom Hartman Institute for downloading read more>
 
 
The ‘Other’ in Jewish Tradition: Challenges and Opportunities – Now Playing at a Synagogue Near You
08.08.2010, by
Developed based on the invaluable experience gained from the highly successful Hartman Global Beit Midrash, the DVD series brings the excellence of Hartman Torah to lay leaders in synagogues and organizations read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Student Seminar to Begin Second Year in October 2010
02.08.2010, by
The Shalom Hartman Institute announces the second year of the well-received Rabbinic Student Seminar. During the 2009-2010 academic year, 20 students from six North American rabbinical schools participated and gave phenomenal evaluations read more>
 
 
Hitting the Books: Summer at the Shalom Hartman Institute
02.08.2010, by
Summer 2010 at the Shalom Hartman Institute was, as always, a new adventure: the peaceful campus in the heart of Jerusalem was flooded with hundreds of visitors from overseas. Rabbis, lay leaders, Christian leaders, and scholars from around the world join some of the finest minds in the Jewish world for a few weeks of intensive study read more>
 
 
New Christian Leadership Initiative Program Begins at Hartman Institute
26.07.2010, by
The Shalom Hartman Institute and the American Jewish Committee welcomed a new cohort of the acclaimed Christian Leadership Initiative to the Institute`s Jerusalem campus the week of July 20, 2010 read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Graduates Third Cohort of Rabbinic Leadership Initiative
12.07.2010, by
The third cohort of the Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative received their graduation certificates at a ceremony on July 5, 2010. Graduation speeches of two participating rabbis are included in this item read more>
 
 
2010 Lay Leaders Summer Retreat Begins
05.07.2010
The theme of the 2010 program is, Engaging Israel: Jewish Values and the Dilemmas of Nationhood. Participants are hearing from David Hartman, Donniel Hartman, members of the Institute`s Engaging Israel Project, and others read more>
 
 
VIDEO: Melamdim Program Graduates Eight New Judaic Studies Teachers
24.06.2010, by
Melamdim School for Teacher Education graduated eight Jewish studies teachers after an intensive two-year training program read more>
 
 
“Woman and Family - Identity and Conflict” - New Program for Fall 2010
22.06.2010, by Dr. Channa Pinchasi
Program run by Channa Pinchasi will study women inside and outside of the family in the Bible, Hebrew literature, Midrash, feminist theory, and life. Apply now to participate read more>
 
 
Woman and Family Program at Hartman Institute
20.06.2010, by Dr. Channa Pinchasi
On women inside and outside of the family in the Bible, Hebrew literature, Midrash, feminist theory, and life read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Philosophy Conference to Examine Concept of ‘Universal Religiosity’ June 20-23, 2010
15.06.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Philosophy Conference brings together leading philosophers for an intense dialogue between Jewish tradition and the modern intellectual world read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute High Schools End 2010 School Year With Celebration
14.06.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Hartman Institute’s Charles E. Smith High School for Boys and Midrashiya for Girls held their annual end of school year event together for the first time and drew more than 600 read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute ‘Engaging Israel’ Panel Members Quoted in the News
10.06.2010
Members of the Hartman Institute’s Engaging Israel Project have been in the media lately analyzing and commenting on the fallout from Israel’s interdiction of the Turkish flotilla to Gaza read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Launches “Dorsheni,” New Hebrew Journal of Ideas
09.06.2010, by
The Shalom Hartman Institute this spring launched a Hebrew journal of thought, “Dorsheni,” the commentators’ allusion to difficult matters that cry, “Probe me.” read more>
 
 
Michael Walzer to Deliver 2010 Kogod Lecture: The State of Israel - What It Means to be Sovereign
08.06.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute invites the public to the Robert Kogod Annual Lecture, June 22, 2010. Respondents to lecturer are Rabbi Prof. David Hartman and Prof. David Luban, Georgetown University Law Center. Entry is free read more>
 
 
Nuclear Medicine Unit at Hospital in Canada Named in Honor of Dr. Douglas Wilansky
06.06.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Shalom Hartman Institute is proud to announce a signal tribute that was bestowed on Dr. Douglas Wilansky, Vice Chairman of the Canadian Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
Melamdim Program Graduation Ceremony Set for June 13, 2010
06.06.2010, by Phil Field
The graduation ceremony for the fourth class of Melamdim students will take place on Friday, June 13, 2010, at 18:30 (6:30 pm). The Melamdim Graduate School for Teacher Education, generously supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, trains an elite cadre of Jewish studies educators for North American community high schools read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Faculty Giving Presentations at Major Conference on Gender and Jewish Identity
02.06.2010
Several Hartman Institute Fellows and participants in the Seder Nashim Beit Midrash on Judaism and Gender program are giving presentations at a major conference at Bar-Ilan University read more>
 
 
Event at Hartman Institute in Honor of New Book By Nechama Verbin
02.06.2010, by Nehama (Hami) Verbin
Hartman Fellows to speak at evening event honoring “Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job and His Kin” read more>
 
 
Democracy in a Jewish State Conference at Knesset Draws More Than 400
31.05.2010
A conference at the Knesset on Thursday, May 27, 2010, on Jewish identity in a democratic State of Israel that involved several Hartman Institute scholars drew more than 400 participants, including Israeli opinion makers, educators and heads of leading organizations, according to attendees read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Scholars to Coordinate Knesset Conference on Jewish Identity in a Democratic State of Israel
20.05.2010, by
Hartman Institute was asked to help organize a non-political conference on Jewish identity in a democratic State of Israel at the Knesset read more>
 
 
VIDEO: Vatican Lecture by Prof. Mona Siddiqui Now Available for Viewing
12.05.2010, by
VIDEO: Vatican Lecture by Prof. Mona Siddiqui Now Available for Viewing read more>
 
 
Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5770 at Hartman Institute: Faith in God and Living a Jewish Life
06.05.2010, by
The theme for Shavuot 5770 (May 18-19, 2010) lectures and study at Shalom Hartman Institute is: “I am the Lord your God” - Faith in God and Living a Jewish Life. Three lectures will be given in English read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Selected to Participate in Major Interfaith Lecture
04.05.2010, by
Professor Mona Siddiqui, a participant in Hartman Institute conferences, will present a major lecture at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome on May 5, 2010. She will address historical and contemporary Islamic theological perspectives on Judaism and Christianity read more>
 
 
NEW Curriculum: Power and Perception in the Bible
29.04.2010, by
Power and Perception in the Bible: Genesis 3, Judges – Gideon and I Samuel 1-3 Hannah and Samuel (for high school) by Evan Wolkenstein read more>
 
 
NEW Curriculum: Voice and Vocation in Bible
29.04.2010, by
Voice and Vocation in Bible: I Samuel 1-3 Hannah and Samuel (includes exam and grading guidelines, for middle school) by Ellen Blumenthal read more>
 
 
NEW Curriculum: “But it was an Accident!”: When Are We Responsible?
29.04.2010, by
“But it was an Accident!”: When Are We Responsible for the Unintended Consequences of our Actions? A curriculum by Jack Nahmod read more>
 
 
Educational Curricula to View and Download
27.04.2010, by Noam Zion
‘Power and Perception in the Bible: Genesis 3, Judges – Gideon and I Samuel 1-3 Hannah and Samuel,’ ‘Voice and Vocation in Bible: I Samuel 1-3 Hannah and Samuel,’ ’But it was an Accident!: When Are We Responsible? A Curriculum for the Unintended Consequences of our Actions’ read more>
 
 
The Narrow Straits of Our Lives
28.03.2010, by Mark Diamond
A difficult question about an anti-Semitic tract from a Muslim leader recalls the Midrash of the four children in the Passover Haggadah read more>
 
 
Summer 2010 Lay Leadership Retreat New Study Theme: ‘Engaging Israel: Jewish Values and the Dilemmas of Nationhood’
25.03.2010, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Questions for study include: How does Jewish sovereignty relate to the self-identity of Jews living throughout the world? read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Scholars Participate at LimmudLA Learning Festival
23.02.2010, by
Shalom Hartman Institute scholars participated in the recent Limmud LA conference, a weekend-long "festival" of Jewish learning in Los Angeles. Participating Hartman scholars were Ariel Picard, Renana Ravitzky Pilzer, and Stuart Schoffman read more>
 
 
David Hartman Lecture to Feature Readings from Tova Hartman on Orthodox Jewish Feminism
17.02.2010, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Rabbi Prof. David Hartman will speak Februrary 22, 2010, on ‘Readings from Dr. Tova Hartman Confronting Fundamentalist Orthodoxy’s Approaches to Jewish Feminism’ read more>
 
 
Inaugural Conference of the Institute’s New ‘Scholars Circle’ Held in New York
15.02.2010, by
Shalom Hartman Institute’s new initiative, the ‘North American Scholars Circle,’ held its inaugural meeting in New York, January 4-7, 2010. The scholars met in a formal setting for the first time, studying together and hearing from distinguished peers on the program’s inaugural theme this year: Ikarim: Foundations for Contemporary Judaism in North America read more>
 
 
‘Holy Living in Human Bodies,’ is title for 2010 Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture
09.02.2010, by Alan D. Abbey
The Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture on Religious Pluralism for 2010 is titled, ‘Holy Living in Human Bodies,’ and is set for Tuesday, February 16, 2010. A video will be posted online shortly afterward read more>
 
 
2010 International Theology Conference at Hartman Institute, February 14-18, 2010, is titled, ‘Holy Living in Human Bodies’ (Video)
09.02.2010, by Alan D. Abbey
The invitation-only conference will address questions such as: What does it mean to be made “in God’s image” in these mortal bodies? What moral implications arise from a serious engagement with the animal nature in which our rational self-awareness dwells? read more>
 
 
New book: ‘Traditional Jews in Israel: Modernity Without Secularization’ by Yaakov Yadgar
07.02.2010, by Laura Major
The book reveals the character of the mesoratim as a modern identity structure that holds a fruitful dialogue, both critical and respectful, with the Jewish tradition, instead of either negating tradition or modernity read more>
 
 
Hartman Boys HS Wins Israel National Education Award
03.02.2010, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Hartman Institute’s Charles E. Smith Experimental High School for Boys has won the National Education Award, one of the highest possible honors that can be conferred upon an academic institution in Israel read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute scholars write on controversy over segregated bus lines in Israeli media
03.02.2010, by
Hartman Institute’s Avi Sagi and Adi Ophir have each published opinion articles on the controversy surrounding sex-segregated bus lines in Israel on leading Israeli news websites read more>
 
 
Havruta 4: The Business of Ethics
02.02.2010, by Stuart Schoffman
The financial crisis affects us all: it shakes our foundations. We all need to look in the mirror and reflect read more>
 
 
Summer 2010 hotel discounts for Hartman Institute program attendees
01.02.2010, by
As you plan for your summertime 2010 visit to Jerusalem, here is information on where to stay while participating in Shalom Hartman Institute programs read more>
 
 
Cultivating a culture of innovative traditionalism
17.01.2010, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Shalom Hartman Institute is dedicated to bridging tradition and modernity and confronts philosophical and theological questions that arise from the challenging reality of Judaism in the 21st century read more>
 
 
New book: ‘A Double-Edged Sword’
14.01.2010, by
Dr. Elie Holzer’s new book examines the attitude toward national military activism as it is expressed in the writings of thinkers, rabbis and public figures within the religious Zionist community and describes its development since the beginning of nationalist Zionism until the Disengagement in 2005 and events in Amona in 2006. Holzer’s research explains how Religious Zionism changed from being a staunch opponent to the use of military force to being a fervent supporter of the military ethos and describes the new trends in interpretation in the Religious Zionist camp as a result of the tension between the ideology that sanctifies the military and the fact that the IDF is subject to policy decisions that involve the evacuation of settlements read more>
 
 
How did the word “Jew” become the name most identified with the Jewish People?
13.01.2010, by Orit Avnery
How did the word “Jew” become the name most identified with the Jewish People as a whole? Orit Avnery reviews the development of the name and its identification: from the son of Yaakov and Leah to the monarchy of Judah and to the Babylonian Exile and those who returned from it, as well as its decline and marginalization following the Bar Kochba revolt read more>
 
 
New Havruta article online: ‘Of What Use is a Candle in Broad Daylight?’ The Reinvention of a Myth By Melila Hellner-Eshed
10.01.2010, by Melila Hellner-Eshed
Has the sun always been large and dazzling and the moon smaller, waxing and waning each month? Or were the cosmos different at the dawn of Creation? read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute mourns passing of Robert H. Smith
05.01.2010, by
The Shalom Hartman Institute mourns the passing of Robert H. Smith, z”l, and prays that God bring comfort to the Smith and Kogod families read more>
 
 
Scholars Circle to conduct first Winter Conference
24.12.2009, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
The Hartman Institute North American Scholars Circle is conducting its first annual Winter Conference the first week of January 2010, and a highlight is a special presentation by scholar and author Michael Walzer, titled, ‘The Anomalies of Jewish Identity.’ read more>
 
 
David Hartman Winter 2010 public lecture series premieres Jan. 25
21.12.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
David Hartman will focus on the clash of modernity and traditional Judaism in his Winter 2010 Jay and Hadasa Pomrenze Lecture Series. The title will be: ‘Talmudic and Traditional Perspectives on the Legal and Moral Status of Women, Converts and Non-Jews’ read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute launches Hebrew website
21.12.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Hartman Institute launches Hebrew website read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute to conduct memorial evening for Yochanan Muffs
21.12.2009, by
Shalom Hartman Institute will conduct a memorial evening in January for world-renowned Judaic studies scholar Yochanan Muffs, who died December 6, 2009 read more>
 
 
VIDEO: Hartman Scholar Israel Knohl in National Geographic TV Special
25.11.2009, by Israel Knohl
Shalom Hartman Institute Senior Fellow Israel Knohl is the featured player on a major National Geographic channel documentary read more>
 
 
New Hartman Institute video shows breadth, depth of Institute activities in North America, Israel
23.11.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
New Shalom Hartman Institute video shows the benefits and life-enriching services we provide to thousands of people, young and old, professional and student, secular and religious, Jewish and non-Jewish, North American and Israeli, year in and year out read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute announces reorganization for growth
19.11.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
The Shalom Hartman Institute is pleased to announce a new organizational structure built around three centers focusing on our core areas of advanced Judaic Studies research, educational initiatives in Israel, and North American leadership development. read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute scholars, ideas, and programs in the news recently
18.11.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Hartman Institute ideas, scholars, and programs - Be’eri - have been in the news a great deal recently read more>
 
 
Hartman rabbinical students seminar begins
27.10.2009, by Bill Berk
The first cohort of 21 participants in the new Shalom Hartman Rabbinical Students Seminar began its yearlong study course Tuesday, October 27, 2009, with dinner, a getting-to-know-you session, and a discussion of the Zohar read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute participating in Sukkot learning, culture festival in Jerusalem
01.10.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Shalom Hartman Institute will be one of the Jerusalem centers offering programs during Gateways, a festival of Jewish learning and culture that draws together secular, traditional and religious to celebrate Jewish learning and culture read more>
 
 
Melamdim 2009 class begins: New Jewish studies teachers training begins
23.09.2009, by Phil Field
Melamdim 2009 class begins: New Jewish studies teachers training leading to MA in affiliation with Tel Aviv University read more>
 
 
High school students distribute hundreds of holiday food packages
10.09.2009, by Nomi Kessler
The Shalom Hartman Institute Boys High School this past week conducted its fourth annual Rosh Hashana food distribution program to families throughout Jerusalem read more>
 
 
American rabbis, Bernie Madoff, and the chance for spiritual redress
10.09.2009, by Donniel Hartman
American rabbis, Bernie Madoff, and the chance for spiritual redress read more>
 
 
Reflections on the Existential Rhythms of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur
09.09.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
The language of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur prayers is not meant to terrorize us into self-negating submission. The stark, evocative imagery of the liturgy is aimed primarily at shattering complacency read more>
 
 
Afflict your soul, but don’t you dare endanger your life
09.09.2009, by Noam Zion
The mitzvah of afflicting one’s soul does not undermine the principle that Shabbat and Yom Kippur and all of Jewish law, for that matter, are not intended by God to cause physical or emotional damage read more>
 
 
Seder Rosh Hashana: Symbolic Foods and New Year Wishes
09.09.2009, by Noam Zion
Since the days of the Talmud the foods on the holiday table have been transformed into informal symbols of our New Year wishes. Best-known are the apples dipped in honey that symbolize a sweet year. Yet even the most ordinary vegetables, seasonal fruits and miscellaneous foods provide us an occasion to wish away our fears and verbalize our deepest hope read more>
 
 
Is and Ought for the Holidays
09.09.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Yamim Noraim lead us to see statements of should and ought as moral claims that extend beyond past history. We might hear such comments as indications of our responsible aspirations and our hopeful desires. Should and ought can be motivational terms read more>
 
 
A High Holidays guide, including a new video from Donniel Hartman
09.09.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Please read, download, and use these materials during your personal and professional reflections during this month. Let us know what you think of them, and tell us how you used them read more>
 
 
Remembering: Yizkor’s Two Types of Tears
09.09.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
A meditation on Yizkor prayers by Steven Moskowitz, Hartman Senior Rabbinic Fellow read more>
 
 
NEW! Rabbinic students seminar begins Fall 2009
07.09.2009, by Bill Berk
Come and study in Jerusalem during your time here with fellow rabbinic students from other movements read more>
 
 
HAVRUTA NEWS: Interview with leading scholar of mysticism, Moshe Idel, now online
04.08.2009, by
Two articles from the third issue of Havruta, ‘The Spiritual Quest,’ are now available online read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute creating ‘North American Scholars Circle’
21.07.2009, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Shalom Hartman Institute is creating a new initiative - the Hartman North American Scholars Circle, as part of a select group of recommended scholars, aimed at creating a new think tank to provide sophisticated new responses and ideas to the particular moral and spiritual challenges facing contemporary North American Jewry read more>
 
 
Bloggers at Hartman Institute summer programs
07.07.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Summertime programs at Shalom Hartman Institute are well under way. We have hundreds of rabbis, community leaders, and others here for seminars, havruta study, lectures, tours, and more. So, with visitors, we also have bloggers read more>
 
 
Summer study programs under at Hartman Institute (Video)
05.07.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Summertime is in full swing at Shalom Hartman Institute. Nearly 80 Jewish community leaders from across North America arrived at the Institute on July 1, 2009, for a week of lectures, seminars, tours and special events in the Lay Leadership Study Seminar read more>
 
 
2009 Kogod Lecture: Role of Religion in Public Space
28.06.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Robert P. Kogod Annual Lecture will be given Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 8 pm, at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on the subject of ‘The Role of Religion in the Public Space: Israeli and American Perspectives’ read more>
 
 
Hugs and high school - a Hartman HS father writes about his son’s graduation
28.06.2009, by Brian Blum
What I’ll remember most about our son Amir’s graduation from 12th grade earlier this week was the hugs. Hugs between the guys. Hugs from the teachers to the graduates while on stage receiving their diplomas read more>
 
 
Video Series: ‘Serving God’
22.06.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
‘Serving God’ is based on presentations given in June 2009 to the Angelicum Interfaith Fellows program read more>
 
 
Third group of Melamdim Jewish studies teachers to graduate June 24, 2009
11.06.2009, by Renana Ravitzky Pilzer
The third cohort of Melamdim graduates will be celebrating completion of their two-year program June 24, 2009, at Shalom Hartman Institute read more>
 
 
Evening of lectures, study on politics of birth in Jewish literature, June 17, 2009
10.06.2009, by Tsippi Kauffman
Pregnancy and labor in Jewish thought will be the theme of an open evening presenting the scholarship of the Hartman Institute’s Seder Nashim beit midrash program on Judaism and gender, Wednesday, June 17, from 18:00 to 21:00 read more>
 
 
Third issue of Havruta journal explores spirituality
07.06.2009, by Stuart Schoffman
Havruta invites readers to examine diverse aspects of myth and spirituality and includes a roundtable on the topic of Jewish spirituality in America read more>
 
 
New, returning programs in busy Hartman Institute summer (Video)
04.06.2009, by Laura Major
Shalom Hartman Institute is gearing up for a busy summer, with programs for rabbis, community leaders, Christians, philosophers from mid-June through July read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute creates new program for Angelicum Pontifical University of Rome
02.06.2009, by Adam Afterman
Shalom Hartman Institute is launching a new initiative for upcoming religious leaders in June 2009, in partnership with the Russell Berrie Fellowship Program at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), one of Rome`s major pontifical universities read more>
 
 
New book explores military activism in religious Zionism
02.06.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Eli Holzer explores the phenomenon of Zionism and militarism in his new book, ‘A Double-Edged Sword: Military Activism in the Thought of Religious Zionism,’ published as part of the Shalom Hartman Institute Israel and Judaism series read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute launches ‘Reshit’ - online Hebrew scholarly journal
01.06.2009, by Dror Yinon
The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Shalom Hartman Institute is proud to announce the launch of Reshit, an online Hebrew language journal dedicated to contemplations in all aspects of Jewish culture read more>
 
 
Sephardic Sefer Torah donated to Hartman Boys HS (Video)
27.05.2009, by Laura Major
The family of a seventh grader donated a Sephardic Sefer Torah (Torah scroll) to the Shalom Hartman Institute High School for Boys middle school (seventh and eighth grades) - includes a video read more>
 
 
To Be ‘Remaindered’: The Book of Ruth’s Naomi as Mourner
25.05.2009, by Noam Zion
Naomi’s mourning of her lost possibilities is comforted by Ruth bringing home grain. This is called in the halacha Seudat havraah = the meal of consolation served by friends to the mourner after the dead of have been buried. Food is a sign of life and commitment to the future read more>
 
 
New lodging specials now available for 2009 summer program participants
24.05.2009, by Marlene Houri
As you plan for your summertime 2009 sojourn in Jerusalem, here is information on where to stay while participating in Shalom Hartman Institute programs read more>
 
 
Esther’s Not-So-Fairy-Tale Ending
19.05.2009, by Dr. Channa Pinchasi
The Book of Esther has a happy ending: the Jews have light and joy, delight and even honor. But it is worth asking what happened to Esther afterwards, when the parties and celebrations were over and life returned to normal read more>
 
 
Tel Aviv high school in Be’eri program wins award for Jewish studies
18.05.2009, by Ariel Picard
Tichon Hadash Tel Aviv, a high school in the Israeli secular school system participating in the Be’eri program of Jewish education enrichment, has won an award for Jewish education from Tel Aviv University read more>
 
 
Shavuot 2009 lectures on ethics, war, scheduled at Hartman Institute
13.05.2009, by Alick Isaacs
The annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot lectures at Shalom Hartman Institute are one of the year’s most anticipated events. This year’s theme is, ‘Ethics, Judaism and War,’ and features lectures in English and Hebrew read more>
 
 
Hartman HS wins award for work with former prisoners (Video)
13.05.2009, by Laura Major
The Shalom Hartman Institute Boys High School is being awarded a prize by the city of Jerusalem for its work with rehabilitated prisoners. The project is part of the social involvement program that the school has become known for read more>
 
 
Models of the ideal Jew in biblical literature
05.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources on Models of the ideal Jew in biblical literature - Israel Knohl lecture read more>
 
 
Models of the ideal Jew in Kabbala
05.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources on Models of the ideal Jew in Kabbala - Art Green read more>
 
 
Models of the ideal Jew in rabbinic sources
05.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources - Models of the ideal Jew in rabbinic sources - Moshe Halbertal read more>
 
 
Models of the ideal Jew in the thinking of Kaplan, Heschel, and Soloveitchik
05.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources - Models of the ideal Jew in the thinking of Kaplan, Heschel, and Soloveitchik read more>
 
 
The Ideal Jew: A feminist perspective in rabbinic literature
05.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources - The Ideal Jew: A feminist perspective in rabbinic literature read more>
 
 
The value of human life
04.05.2009, by A A
Textual sources on the value of human life read more>
 
 
Fallen soldiers remembered at Hartman Boys HS (Video)
04.05.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel`s Wars, the official name for Memorial Day in Israel, was noted at Shalom Hartman Institute during a one-hour program on the morning of April 28 read more>
 
 
Teaching Jewish Pluralism: 10th Grade Lessons
28.04.2009, by Yonatan Yussman
Perhaps the central question students will tackle in this opening unit is: How is a community able to permit freedom of thought and action, but still remain a unified group? read more>
 
 
Video: Israel Knohl on ‘Gabriel Revelation’
26.04.2009, by Israel Knohl
Knohl describes the historical Jesus as ’a very devoted and national Jew who wanted to sacrifice his life in order to redeem his people‘ read more>
 
 
A new beat for ‘Let My People Go’
22.04.2009, by Josh Zweiback
Josh Zweiback, member of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative, rocks the house with his band Mah Tovu`s rendition of the Pesach story read more>
 
 
New book in Yahaduyot series: Eliezer Goldman’s ‘Judaism Without Illusion’
07.04.2009, by Laura Major
Goldman (1918-2002) was one of the most original and profound Jewish philosophers of our day. His work includes research and independent philosophic creation, and lays out a novel reading of Jewish sources in the light of contemporary philosophy read more>
 
 
Book Review: ‘Judaism and Challenges of Modern Life’
05.04.2009, by Vernon Kurtz
The book challenges you to look at Jewish life in the modern age both in a democratic State of Israel and in the Diaspora read more>
 
 
Pesach Shows Radical Uncertainty of History
05.04.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
The Haggadah gives a sense of security. But that story is very hard to tell in the post-Holocaust world read more>
 
 
Israel Knohl to lecture on ‘Dying and Rising messiah in Judaism and Christianity’ in London in May
05.04.2009, by Israel Knohl
Lecture will explore formation of concept of the dying and rising Messiah in light of discovery of Gabriel Revelation and is in connection with his new book, ‘Messiahs and Resurrection in the Gabriel Revelation’ read more>
 
 
Final Pomrenze lecture by David Hartman tackles Berkovits, women, halakha
29.03.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
David Hartman’s Winter 2009 Pomrenze Lecture Series, which focused on the thinking of three significant 20th century Jewish rabbis and philosophers, Joseph Soloveitchik, Mordecai Kaplan and Eliezer Berkovits, concluded with a final lecture on Berkovits read more>
 
 
Be’eri holds seminar on challenges of Israeli-Jewish education
29.03.2009, by Laura Major
Two-day seminar enriched school principals and Be’eri program coordinators and deepened their knowledge and understanding of the educational challenges that the Be’eri program continues to tackle read more>
 
 
Pomrenze Lecture rescheduled for March 23
18.03.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Rabbi Prof. David Hartman has rescheduled to Monday, March 23, 2009, the next session in the Winter 2009 Pomrenze Lecture Series, entitled: ‘Challenges Facing Modern Jewry in Israel and the Diaspora - Reflections on the Thought of Soloveitchik, Kaplan, and Berkovits’ read more>
 
 
Pomrenze lecture for March 16 rescheduled to March 23
15.03.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
David Hartman`s March 16, 2009, Pomrenze Lecture has been postponed and will be rescheduled for March 23, 2009 read more>
 
 
Purim at Hartman Boys High School
08.03.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Costumes, dancing, singing, and performances mark middle school activities read more>
 
 
Revelation and Ethics: Donniel Hartman
05.03.2009, by Donniel Hartman
Sources for a lecture in the area of revelation and ethics, by Donniel Hartman read more>
 
 
Students from Be’eri, Ma’atzim programs visit Hartman Institute
05.03.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
More than 180 Israeli high school students in programs for Jewish learning enrichment visit Shalom Hartman Institute for a day of lectures, discussions, presentations read more>
 
 
Mort Mandel praised as beit midrash with family name dedicated (Video)
02.03.2009, by Laura Major
Morton Mandel was lauded as a man with a true love of learning and ideas at the dedication of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Beit Midrash at Shalom Hartman Institute. Watch a video of the ceremony read more>
 
 
March 1, 2009, is final day for ‘Early Bird’ prices for Summer 2009 programs in Jerusalem
01.03.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Rabbis looking to attend the Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar from July 6-16, and Jewish community leaders and professionals looking to attend the Lay Leaders Summer Retreat from July 1-8 must complete and pay for their registrations today to receive the special discount prices read more>
 
 
Havruta 2: Israel at 60: Judaism and Democracy
25.02.2009, by Havruta
Now on sale, the second issue of Havruta, a Journal of Jewish Conversation, with the theme, Israel at 60: Judaism and Democracy in the Old-New Land read more>
 
 
Studying and Responding to the Problem of Evil: A New Curriculum
24.02.2009, by Noam Zion
The latest educational curriculum to be posted online is extensive, and focuses on evil and Jewish responses to it. Click on the links below to view and to download PDF files read more>
 
 
Sources for Winter 2009 Pomrenze Lecture series
24.02.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Sources for Winter 2009 Pomrenze Lecture series by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman read more>
 
 
Use and abuse of authority
23.02.2009, by A A
Sources on use and abuse of authority, from a lecture by David Hartman read more>
 
 
Biblical Re-readings by Avivah Zornberg
23.02.2009, by A A
Biblical sources from the re-readings of Avivah Zornberg read more>
 
 
Differences between pluralism and tolerance
23.02.2009, by A A
From a lecture by Donniel Hartman read more>
 
 
Who is a Jew: Policies of Admission in the Jewish tradition
23.02.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Textual sources on Jewish community membership read more>
 
 
Mandel Beit Midrash to be dedicated February 26
22.02.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel have lived their lives in total dedication and commitment to the well-being of the Jewish people read more>
 
 
2009 Theology Conference Public Lecture Honors Memory of Krister Stendahl
19.02.2009, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Topic of ‘Holy Envy’ to be addressed by Paula Fredriksen, Jesper Svartvik, Shiraz Hijiani. Rabbi Prof. David Hartman will give a personal note during the evening read more>
 
 
Theology conference participants a diverse, global group
18.02.2009, by Prof. Menachem Fisch
List of Jewish, Christian, Muslim theologians from North America, Europe, Israel attending invitation-only theology conference, Feb. 22-26 read more>
 
 
Who Really Controls Ahashverosh?
18.02.2009, by Noam Zion
Ahashverosh has a weakness, an Achilles heel, a secret point of vulnerability, which causes him a great deal of anxiety: his relations with women read more>
 
 
22nd annual Theology Conference set for Feb. 22-26, 2009, at Hartman Institute
09.02.2009, by Laura Major
Questions to be explored include how death influences our ethical choices, our bonds in community and our alienation from others, the imperative of our personal callings, and the shape of the fears that haunt us most deeply read more>
 
 
Tzedaka and Tikkun Olam Curriculum
01.02.2009, by Jeffrey Spitzer
Tzedaka is about correcting what is wrong and doing that which is right and good. Hesed is about perfecting our actions, about envisioning what can be and acting to effect real changes that can make ours a more perfect society read more>
 
 
‘Gannopedia’ Jewish history timeline
01.02.2009, by Jeffrey Spitzer
View this interactive timeline of Jewish history, with pop-up windows, sliding dates and other creative programming read more>
 
 
Rabbis arrive for Leadership Initiative winter seminar
29.01.2009, by Nomi Kessler
The rabbis from all across North America will once again come together at Hartman Institute for an intensive week-long program of lectures, study in havruta and peer teaching read more>
 
 
Gaza war shows Israel’s democratic resilience
28.01.2009, by Gil Troy
Along with the democratic capacity to improve, Israel has the democratic conscience to protect its own citizens while trying to minimize the enemy’s civilian casualties, too read more>
 
 
Struggling with the Israeli-Palestinian issue, video series
22.01.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
In the wake of Israel`s war on Hamas, and a new U.S. president`s renewed efforts to help bring about peace in the Middle East, Hartman Institute brings you video recordings of three provocative lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian issue read more>
 
 
Resilience and meaning in times of crisis set as theme of summer Lay Leadership Retreat
21.01.2009, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
We will study the core values of our tradition regarding wealth, human need, and ultimate values in a time of unprecedented economic upheaval and uncertainty read more>
 
 
Why we are here in Israel (despite Gaza war)
18.01.2009, by Gil Troy
This is our moment to spin our Israeli yarn, and add to this magical Jewish tapestry with as many golden cords as we can create for as long as we choose, on our timetable, not cowed by anyone`s threats read more>
 
 
David Hartman Pomrenze Lecture Series: Challenges Facing Modern Jewry
18.01.2009, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Theme is: Challenges Facing Modern Jewry in Israel and the Diaspora - Reflections on the Thought of Soloveitchik, Kaplan, and Berkovits read more>
 
 
Israel’s war on Hamas: Special commentary on the war’s justification, consequences and impact
15.01.2009, by Alan D. Abbey
Read these special articles and view the special videos we have prepared for you with the goal of answering questions, or more likely, prompting new ones read more>
 
 
Memories of the Future
15.01.2009, by Baruch Frydman-Kohl
Let our Israeli friends, cousins, our extended mishpacha, know that we have not forgotten them read more>
 
 
Hartman scholars participating in major Jewish education conference
06.01.2009, by
Several Shalom Hartman Institute scholars will be participating in the international seminar of the Israel Association of Research in Jewish Education in Israel Jan. 7-9, 2009 read more>
 
 
Talmon Book Collection Inaugurated
04.01.2009, by Laura Major
More than 100 guests from all over Israel - academics, friends, and family - filled the new Shalom Hartman Institute to mark the inauguration of the Shemaryahu Talmon section of the Alvin Cramer Segal Library, December 29 read more>
 
 
Shemaryahu Talmon library donation of 10,000 books inauguration Dec. 29
21.12.2008, by Laura Major
Prof. Talmon has dedicated this collection of 10 000 books to the Hartman Institute in memory of his parents, Yom Tov Lipman and Hannah Zelmanowicz, and his sisters, Gerda-Leah and Regina-Rebekkah, who perished in the Holocaust read more>
 
 
Middle school student in national geography contest
18.12.2008, by Laura Major
Ariel Abramovitz will soon be participating in the nationwide geography competition read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute mourns passing of Rabbi Dr. Emanual Rackman, Rabbi Mickey Rosen
11.12.2008, by
David Hartman commented on the passing of two rabbis of significant achievement in the past week read more>
 
 
Hartman high school student writes prize-winning essay on democracy, Israel, US
07.12.2008, by
A 12th grade student at the Shalom Hartman Institute Charles E. Smith High School for Boys has won honorable mention in an essay writing contest sponsored by the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv on the occasion of Israel`s 60th anniversary read more>
 
 
Shabbat and the human experience: Study guides, essays
07.12.2008, by Noam Zion
This collection of essays and study guides for reading and downloading - in English and Hebrew - examine the relationship between Shabbat and the work experience in human life read more>
 
 
Ethics: Sources, havruta guide, more
20.11.2008, by A A
This special selection of sources and questions for study and research into ethics is compiled from Hartman Institute courses and lectures in recent years read more>
 
 
Authority: Sources, havruta guide, and more
20.11.2008, by A A
This special selection of sources and questions for study and research into authority is compiled from Hartman Institute courses and lectures in recent years. read more>
 
 
Religious certainty: Sources, havruta guide, and more
20.11.2008, by A A
This special selection of sources and questions for study and research into religious certainty is compiled from Hartman Institute courses and lectures in recent years read more>
 
 
Faith: Sources, background materials and more
20.11.2008, by A A
This special selection of sources and questions for study and research into faith is compiled from Hartman Institute courses and lectures in recent years read more>
 
 
Source materials for Jewish study now on Hartman website
20.11.2008, by Alan D. Abbey
We have compile source materials from our many hundreds of files for you to use – for teachers looking for materials to back up their own classes, for rabbis looking for sermon ideas and the sources for them, for lay and community leaders studying on their own or in adult studies programs, and for individuals interested in doing their own research read more>
 
 
Enhancing Homemade Judaism: A Manifesto and a Practical Program for Shabbat
19.11.2008, by Noam Zion
Shaping those home celebrations, in particular Shabbat at the table, requires work in preparation, just as they require a structure and routines created by each household. Literally, we make our own Judaism, and the more we make Shabbat, the more it means to us read more>
 
 
David Hartman Receives Weizmann Institute Award
17.11.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
David Hartman received an honorary doctorate from Weizmann Institute in Rehovot on Nov. 17 in recognition of his lifelong work to revitalize Judaism and strengthen Jewish identity among Jews the world over; above all, of his gift of vision and action, faith and scholarship, toward building a more pluralistic, tolerant, and enlightened Israeli society read more>
 
 
Seder Nashim beit midrash opens with studies in ‘childbirth and delivery’
16.11.2008, by Laura Major
Participants explored, as they will all year, the topics of childbirth and delivery from various perspectives, examining childbirth as experience and metaphor in the Jewish tradition read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute joins with Jewish leadership project
12.11.2008, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
The Institute’s Lay Leadership Global Beit Midrash program now includes two sites where leadership group gathers, one in Los Angeles and one in Washington read more>
 
 
The Troubling Family Triangle: Sarai, Avram and Hagar
12.11.2008, by Noam Zion
We are happy to present you with three extensive packages of educational material about the Avram, Sarai and Hagar story of Genesis (Bereishit) 16 and 21 read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute publishes new Israeli school curriculum
06.11.2008, by Laura Major
The new book, in Hebrew, is called "Crossroads" and deals with the journey to adulthood on the paths of Israeli culture. The book, divided into 13 chapters, symbolizing the age of bar mitzvah read more>
 
 
Advanced Institute academic year opens this week
06.11.2008, by Laura Major
The seminars of choice this year include: Violence, Halakhah and Nationalism, the footsteps of the past in the life of the modern Jew, the Ha`azinu portion of the Torah, and the problem of the righteous man who suffers. read more>
 
 
The First Jew: A Journey Begun with a Fateful Choice
02.11.2008, by Noam Zion
Abraham is rightly designated, according to the Bible, as ‘the pillar of the world.’ Learn about Avraham, to learn about how he has been interpreted and what Jews have wanted to become. See this entire curriculum for teaching Genesis 12 and 18 in-depth read more>
 
 
2008-9 Lay Leadership Global Beit Midrash underway
02.11.2008, by Laura Major
Once a month, top lecturers from Shalom Hartman Institute, including Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Micah Goodman and Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, transmit their knowledge to hundreds of lay leaders across North America by video conference read more>
 
 
Sources and links for ‘The First Jew’
02.11.2008, by A A
Sources and links for ‘The First Jew’ curriculum by Noam Zion and Steve Israel read more>
 
 
TICHON Winter 2009: Narratives of giving; registration now open
19.10.2008, by Noam Zion
The TICHON Seminar this February is devoted to the narratives of giving - how do we see the needy, how do we see ourselves, as benefactors or brothers or reformers or good Samaritans or fellow needy? read more>
 
 
Tanakh Teaching: An Introduction
06.10.2008, by Noam Zion
This introduction to the comprehensive curriculum, Teaching Tanakh, provides a framework for understanding the diverse approach read more>
 
 
Heschel conference at Hartman: A Radical Image of Religious Life
24.09.2008, by Laura Major
A two-day conference, October 6-7, will examine the work of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). Heschel, author of Man in Search of God and Torah Min Hashamyim, is considered on of the leading theologians of the 20th century read more>
 
 
Shema as a love story
23.09.2008, by Jeffrey A. Spitzer
The three paragraphs of the Shema can be interpreted allegorically by connecting each of the three paragraphs to a different stage of a growing, loving relationship read more>
 
 
Buy Hebrew books, in Israel, from Shalom Hartman Institute
18.09.2008, by
Hebrew books from Shalom Hartman Institute are now available for direct, secure, online purchase in Israel read more>
 
 
The problem of evil: The world has a way of its own
14.09.2008, by Noam Zion
The problem of evil is partially a result of a discrepancy of expectations and experience, of ideals and reality, of what we believe about a providential world created and guided by God and how we interpret what we encounter read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute part of Sukkot learning fest in Jerusalem
11.09.2008, by Laura Major
The rationale behind this event is to bring together all streams of Jews on Sukkot, the Feast of Ingathering, in Jerusalem for a celebration of Jewish learning and culture read more>
 
 
Bible translation as commentary
08.09.2008, by Noam Zion
The Bible is the most translated book in the history of the world, and it is important to remember that the vast majority of human beings who have encountered the Bible have done so through the medium of a specific translation read more>
 
 
Midrashiya Girls’ High School Opens 2008-2009 Year With More Classes, Programs
04.09.2008, by Laura Major
This year the school has two seventh grade classes, three eighth grade classes, one ninth and one tenth grade class read more>
 
 
Busy Elul at Charles E. Smith High School
04.09.2008, by Laura Major
highlights for the coming month include: an opening ceremony for the new year, a lecture by Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann, a parent-pupil learning evening and a lecture on the topic of repentance read more>
 
 
Gabriel Stone Featured in Biblical Archaeology Review
02.09.2008, by Israel Knohl
In-depth article about the "Messiah Stone" and its translation is available in new issue read more>
 
 
New gender programs begin at Hartman Institute
24.08.2008, by Laura Major
Shalom Hartman Institute is ready to launch two new gender programs in the coming academic year. In doing so, the Institute aims to be at the forefront of exploring and helping to redefine women’s role and status in Israeli and Jewish life read more>
 
 
Pilot Christian leadership program a success
07.08.2008, by
The program has made a considerable contribution to interfaith activity read more>
 
 
Israeli school texts by Hartman Institute now for sale online
06.08.2008, by
The bestselling Shalom Hartman Institute curricula, used in middle schools and high schools throughout Israel, are now available for purchase on the Shalom Hartman Institute website read more>
 
 
‘Boundaries of Judaism’ in second printing
27.07.2008, by Laura Major
Donniel Hartman book deals with categories of inclusion and exclusion in Judaism. In fact, it deals with the ever-relevant question, ‘Who is a Jew?’ read more>
 
 
Christian Leadership Program Begins at Hartman Institute
17.07.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Leading Christian academics, theologians and clergy are headed to the Shalom Hartman Institute beginning July 21 for an intensive 10-day seminar in Jewish texts and learning that is the first of its kind even at an Institute that has been deeply involved in interfaith activities for decades read more>
 
 
‘Gabriel’s Revelation’ Tablet Translation Now Available on Hartman Website
15.07.2008, by Israel Knohl
Israel Knohl’s translation and interpretation are being discussed worldwide by Christians, Jews, archeologists, theologians, historians, and the media read more>
 
 
Rabbinic leadership group to focus on messianism, images of God
13.07.2008, by Laura Major
A current RLI participant says the program has expanded her Hebrew vocabulary, fluency and exposure to Jewish texts in a Jewish world that asks its leaders to be comfortable in all settings read more>
 
 
High school educators in Tichon program study ‘tikkun olam’
07.07.2008, by
According to Tichon program director Noam Zion, tikkun olam is a primary definition of the human calling in the contemporary liberal Jewish world read more>
 
 
NY Times article on biblical stone cites Knohl research
06.07.2008, by Israel Knohl
The Times article describes the stone tablet as ‘causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days..’ read more>
 
 
North American Jewish school leaders to explore ‘vision’
01.07.2008, by
Vision Forum brings together Heads of School and key board members to address significant questions facing world Jewry in general and Jewish education in particular. Over an eight-day period, participants will contemplate the critical challenges facing Jews today read more>
 
 
Rabbis heading to Hartman for summer sessions
26.06.2008, by Laura Major
Despite the weak dollar, and thus the increased expense of such a trip for participants, registration is high and this year`s group is large read more>
 
 
Jewish community leaders gathering at Hartman Institute for summer program
25.06.2008, by Laura Major
More than 70 Jewish community leaders from North America are arriving this week at Shalom Hartman Institute for the Lay Leaders annual retreat - two weeks packed with learning, lectures, excursions and experiences read more>
 
 
Questioning Origin of Hasidism Founder Baal Shem Tov
24.06.2008, by Moshe Idel
Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer, often called Baal Shem Tov, considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism, was born in Bukovina, a region in the Carpathian Mountains now divided between Romania and Ukraine, and not in the Podolian village of Okopy read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute to host hundreds in busy summer
19.06.2008, by Laura Major
The impressive and challenging lineup of North American rabbis, educators, lay leaders and Christian scholars is sure to create the Institute`s most exciting summer. Find daily schedule here read more>
 
 
Havruta journal launches with panel on conversion controversies
18.06.2008, by Stuart Schoffman
Havruta brings the fruits of the Institute`s research to a wider reading audience. The journal is unique it its style and content because of its blend of scholarship and popular appeal read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute goes ‘green’ this summer
18.06.2008, by Laura Major
Shalom Hartman Institute will use environmentally friendly plates and cups at the estimated 5,000 meals served during the six weeks of the Institute`s summer programs as part of an expanding effort at environmental awareness read more>
 
 
‘Herzl Said’ – evening marking publication of new Institute books - set
18.06.2008, by
The panel, set for June 24 at 8 pm at Beit Avi Chai in center city Jerusalem, includes Dr. Ariel Feldstein, Prof. Yedidya Stern and Prof. David Ohana and will be chaired by Dr. Moshe Gulchin. The academic discussion will be punctuated by dramatic readings by the actress Esti Zackheim read more>
 
 
Dates set for TICHON winter 2009 program
12.06.2008, by Noam Zion
TICHON addresses key issues facing Jewish education in the modern world and is designed to help sustain and enhance teachers’ passion for their profession, while developing and producing new curricular units for use in the classroom read more>
 
 
Lay Leadership Summer Study Retreat: Sacred Jewish Narratives and Collective Memory
05.06.2008, by Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi
Through a close study of significant texts, major holidays, lifecycle rituals and historical events, we will explore the paradoxical role of Jewish narratives read more>
 
 
Pluralism Voiced by Classical Sources
02.06.2008, by Noam Zion
This collection of classical and historical commentaries and statements about pluralism was compiled by Shalom Hartman Institute`s Noam Zion and reflects the belief that even as there is only one Torah, there are many voices and ways to understand and live it read more>
 
 
David Hartman on US Cable Program for Shavuot
02.06.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The program is being shown on Shalom TV, June 1-7 read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute curricula become official Israeli school textbooks
02.06.2008, by Laura Major
Two Shalom Hartman Institute curricula have been approved by the Israeli Ministry of Education as official school textbooks, while one more is pending approval read more>
 
 
 
Shavuot at Hartman: Religious Meaning of Revelation
01.06.2008, by Alan D. Abbey
Shavuot learning at Shalom Hartman Institute Sunday, June 8, 2008, and Monday, June 9, 2008, will include lectures in English and in Hebrew from top Institute scholars read more>
 
 
Jewish Law’s Ideal State and Pragmatic State
01.06.2008, by Noam Zion
Halakha has an ideal state (Beit Shammai) and a pragmatic state for world of unredeemed humanity (Beit Hillel). Both are the words of the living God read more>
 
 
Can Later Rabbinic Creativity Transcend its Origins: Moshe v. Akiva in the Talmud
01.06.2008, by Noam Zion
The story presented in TB Menahot portrays God adding crowns to the Torah, which Moshe cannot understand but Akiva will read more>
 
 
Russel Berrie Foundation Board visits Institute, Jewish studies program it supports
01.06.2008, by
The board visited two of 11 participating high schools – Nahalat Yehuda in Rishon Lezion and Tichon Hadash in Tel Aviv read more>
 
 
First Day, Last Commandment
01.06.2008, by Baruch Frydman-Kohl
As we fulfil the mitzvah of writing a Torah we also become part owners of the Torah; through this act we “acquire Torah,” add joy and bring holiness to our lives read more>
 
 
Student leaders from across Israel meet for Be’eri end of year event
29.05.2008, by Laura Major
Youth leaders convened at WIZO Youth Village, Nahlat Yehuda, to hear, learn and discuss questions of leadership, social problems and the vision of a Jewish Israeli society read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Scholars in Conference Examining Michael Walzer’s Work
28.05.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Institute features prominently as co-organizer and co-sponsor of conference recognizing Walzer at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton beginning June 2 read more>
 
 
Hartman scholar Orit Kamir launches new book
28.05.2008, by
New book, in Hebrew, is titled: The Dignity of Adam and Eve: Israeli Legal and Social Feminism read more>
 
 
Panel discussion upcoming on Jewish political tradition
19.05.2008, by
Is there a Jewish political tradition? This is the question to be explored May 21 at a panel discussion in Tel Aviv read more>
 
 
Israel Knohl on the Messiah Before Jesus: New Research Backs His Case
18.05.2008, by Israel Knohl
Israel Knohl says ‘Hazon Gabriel’ text confirms his thesis belief in a slain and resurrected messiah existed prior to messianic activity of Jesus and calls publication of text ‘extraordinarily important’ read more>
 
 
Diaspora Jewry and Israel: Rethinking the partnership, by Donniel Hartman
06.05.2008, by Donniel Hartman
Rather than diminish and disappear, Jewish communities around the world have grown and prospered. What has changed is their relationship to Israel read more>
 
 
Stuart Schoffman: Israel at 60
04.05.2008, by Stuart Schoffman
Even today, after we have returned to the Land of Israel and built a modern democracy on the rocky foundations of antiquity, the notion of a virtual homeland remains an attractive concept read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Boys High School marks Holocaust Memorial Day
01.05.2008, by Laura Major
The chosen theme - And you shall choose life - taken from a passage in the Torah (Deuteronomy 30:20), emphasized the courage and ultimate optimism of the Jewish people read more>
 
 
Avital Hochstein interview: Talking about Chana Safrai, women and midrash
27.04.2008, by Laura Major
Chana Safrai died in early 2008, just as their book on women in midrash was released. Hartman Institute publications coordinator Laura Major spoke with Avital Hochstein about working with Chana Safrai and their book read more>
 
 
Gathering storm casts shadow over Israel, Diaspora
27.04.2008, by Baruch Frydman-Kohl
We are facing a long war that initially targets Israel, but endangers much of democratic civilization. Our efforts on behalf of Israel are also important in the struggle to maintain the vitality of democratic institutions, the legitimacy of free speech, and the open expression of culture read more>
 
 
Theologian Krister Stendahl, Former Hartman Institute Director, Dies at 86
16.04.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Stendahl was one of the 20th century’s pioneers of Jewish-Christian dialogue and helped run annual Institute Theology conference for Jews, Christians and Muslims read more>
 
 
A Fifth Cup for the Future
13.04.2008, by Baruch Frydman-Kohl
Israel pours for us a blended fifth cup of wine, for while it has provided survival, security and stability for our people, it is also full of poverty, pain, and the challenge of making peace read more>
 
 
Moshe Halbertal TV interview on ‘The Personhood of God’
06.04.2008, by
Shalom Hartman Institute senior fellow Moshe Halbertal was interviewed recently on an Israeli TV program on the new Hartman Institute book, ‘The Personhood of God,’ by U.S. scholar Yohanan Muffs. read more>
 
 
Hartman scholar, editor of new book, discusses threats facing Israel
06.04.2008, by
Scholars of political leadership who have analyzed Jewish texts written since days of the Bible for book on Jewish political authority say national–religious public`s repudiation of political leadership, extremists that sabotage possibilities for peace, and culture of frivolity are greatest threats to Israel. read more>
 
 
Havruta: Unique new journal now available from Shalom Hartman Institute
03.04.2008, by Stuart Schoffman
Havruta is an experiment in translation and adaptation, with articles written especially for it or adapted from scholarly books and journals read more>
 
 
Donniel Hartman TV interview on assimilation, intermarriage in USA
02.04.2008, by
Watch interview (Hebrew with English subtitles) with Israeli Ch. 2 reporter Emanuel Halperin read more>
 
 
Pesach Defines Who is a Jew
01.04.2008, by Donniel Hartman
We are commanded to see ourselves as having personally been delivered from Egypt. There is no parallel requirement to imagine ourselves at Sinai read more>
 
 
Four Daughters: New Archetypes, New Questions
01.04.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The four daughters express a unique path from bondage to freedom in a national and human sense: They learn from examining their parents’ lives and from the struggle of their nation, while their parents themselves are exposed to new spiritual layers as a result of their daughter’s education read more>
 
 
Sinai and Exodus: Choosing Life in Midst of Uncertainty, Part 1
01.04.2008, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
What is the significance of beginning the foundational memory of Jewish history with an account of undeserved suffering? read more>
 
 
Sinai and Exodus: Choosing Life in Midst of Uncertainty, Part 2
01.04.2008, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
The lack of a plausible moral explanation for the appearance of a xenophobic tyrant who brings disaster on the Jewish people makes the themes of historical contingency and undeserved suffering integral motifs of the foundational memory of the Jewish people read more>
 
 
Return to Israel Remembers Egypt and Sinai
01.04.2008, by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman
Affirming life and the potential for moral renewal despite the precariousness of the human condition express the ongoing power and significance of the foundational memories of Sinai and the Exodus read more>
 
 
Freedom is Ability to Conceive of Alternative Possibilities
01.04.2008, by Noam Zion
The capacity to conceive of a world in which I see myself as if I left Egypt, going from enslavement to freedom, gives me a special perspective on society and allows me to criticize the current social order to which I am enslaved read more>
 
 
Adults Contending with Contradictions
01.04.2008, by Noam Zion
Someone who knows all the laws of Pesach is still required to ask questions, and scholars on their own at the Seder are required to ask themselves questions read more>
 
 
Pesach: Freedom To or Freedom From?
01.04.2008, by Donniel Hartman
If Pesach is going to be not simply a story of our past but a modern, continuous liberation story, we must recognize that the freedom from Egypt - indeed our very existence as a free people in our own country - must be accompanied by a commitment to religious freedom and diversity read more>
 
 
Pesach’s Many Questions: Threatening a Sense of Order
31.03.2008, by Noam Zion
Since the time of the Torah a Jew has been judged by his or her ability to ask questions and to find contradictions in our sacred sources read more>
 
 
New book in Judaism and Israel series: Neither Canaanites nor Crusaders
27.03.2008, by Laura Major
Book by Prof. David Ohana presents pioneering research that seeks to decipher the mythical order of the Israeli community of common experience read more>
 
 
Secular students study megillah, Israeli independence at Hartman
24.03.2008, by
Pupils, who are studying oral Torah or Jewish philosophy as part of their matriculation program, arrived from Modiin, Maaleh Habesor, Netanya, Hadera, Rishon Lezion and Jerusalem read more>
 
 
Purim celebrated at Smith High School
19.03.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Charles E. Smith High School for Boys celebrate Adar spirit with a day of fun and activity read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Marks International Women’s Day, March 16, 2008
19.03.2008, by
Initiative for study event came from staff member who wanted to learn more about the texts she prepares for scholars and visiting students read more>
 
 
Yosef Story Echoes at Purim
18.03.2008, by Baruch Frydman-Kohl
Descendants of Rachel - Yosef her son, and Mordechai from the tribe of Binyamin - become Jews who rise to power in a foreign land and use their position to save their families or people read more>
 
 
Secular HS principals meet for Judaic learning at Hartman seminar
13.03.2008, by
Be’eri aims to transform secular Israeli high schools into centers of Jewish pluralism by empowering educators, students and parents to serve as change agents and turn Jewish studies from marginal discipline into cornerstone of secular Israeli education read more>
 
 
Purim: Strangest of the Chagim
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
There are curious depths to chag and its central text that need to be examined carefully read more>
 
 
Haman and the Jewish Question – Still Relevant Today
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
No other book in Tanakh is as suggestive of vulnerability of Jewish community to foibles and malice of internal politics as Megillat Esther read more>
 
 
Who Controls our Fate; What Controls our World?
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
Idea of ethical reward and punishment almost absent from Purim Megillah, though many traditional commentators strive to expose hidden workings within plot read more>
 
 
Women in Shushan: Playing by the Rules and Winning
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
Only way women can find space for themselves they can expand to point of independent power is precisely through agency of men read more>
 
 
The Ultimate Supermodel: Esther or Vashti?
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
How should women act in what is still a man’s world? Which of these two women should inspire us? read more>
 
 
Two modern thinkers on why God is hidden in Megillah
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
One finds certainty regarding role of God role in history and world in silence of text; other finds ambiguity and uncertainty read more>
 
 
Zionism and Diaspora Politics After Haman
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
It can be questioned whether moving from one place to another was anything but a short-term panacea for a wounded community. In most places, a Jewish community fleeing to new land met violence in their new place read more>
 
 
Why So Much Drinking and Partying in the Megillah?
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
What was the purpose of writer of the Megillah in telling story with so much detail about various drinking parties read more>
 
 
Esther: Ornament Fit for a King
09.03.2008, by Noam Zion
One thing societies have in common is those who make rules on what is desirable and not are, overwhelmingly, men read more>
 
 
Magic of the Mishna Now Available for Israeli Secular High Schools
06.03.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Book is part of series of Judaic studies volumes aimed at secular school students in Israel read more>
 
 
David Hartman adds lectures on morality, law, women, converts, non-Jew to Lindenbaum-Pomrenze series
06.03.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Lectures will take place March 24 and April 7, both at 8 p.m., at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute Scholars Meet with President Shimon Peres
05.03.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Delegation from Shalom Hartman Institute gives President Shimon Peres the first Hebrew volume of The Jewish Political Tradition in visit to residence of President read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative participants - 2004-2007
02.03.2008, by
This is the list of the second cohort of North American rabbis who have completed the Shalom Hartman Institute`s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative three year program from 2004-2007 read more>
 
 
Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Participants - 2001-2004
01.03.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
These rabbis from North America were the first group to complete the three-year Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Leadership Initative program, from 2001-2004 read more>
 
 
‘The Jewish Political Tradition’ comes out in Hebrew
26.02.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Series explores Jewish political thought from biblical times to present; texts and commentaries in Volume I address basic question of who ought to rule community read more>
 
 
25th group of IDF majors descends on Hartman Institute
25.02.2008, by Laura Major
Program provides senior officers with pluralism as model and tool to help them function effectively as responsible citizens and as leaders in armed forces read more>
 
 
Summer plans under way at Hartman Institute
18.02.2008, by Laura Major
Full roster of programs for rabbis, community leaders, educators will fill summer calendar read more>
 
 
Hebrew translation of Muffs book, "The Personhood of God," published
14.02.2008, by Laura Major
Theologian examines anthropomorphic evolution of Divine Image, from creator to father, husband, king, master read more>
 
 
Winter Rabbinic Seminar a Success
07.02.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The hope and expectation is for these rabbis to transport this energy back to their communities in North America, and infuse them in turn with similar inspiration read more>
 
 
Leadership Initiative rabbis heading to Hartman Institute
29.01.2008, by Alan D. Abbey
Male and female rabbis from Orthodox, Conservative and Reform synagogues in major cities will study texts about Jewish holidays in havrutot and then with Hartman faculty read more>
 
 
Hartman Institute reopens new, expanded library
28.01.2008, by Laura Major
New location of Segal library houses entire Institute collection of 40,000 volumes of Judaic studies, academic journals read more>
 
 
Donniel Hartman: Rabbi the Highest Title for Teacher
24.01.2008, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Hartman Institute launches co-ed, rabbinical program aimed at creating educators for day schools read more>
 
 
Hartman`s Moshe Idel wins 2007 National Jewish Book Award
17.01.2008, by
Shalom Hartman Institute Senior Research Fellow Prof. Moshe Idel has been named winner of the prestigious 2007 Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship from the Jewish National Book Awards for his new book, "Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism." read more>
 
 
International Theology Conference studies modern challenges to family
17.01.2008, by Laura Major
Shalom Hartman Institute’s annual International Theology Conference, opening January 20, addresses the notion of family in the three faith traditions – as value, as religious metaphor, as resource and as challenge. read more>
 
 
Kogod Library of Judaic Studies hits shelves
16.01.2008, by Laura Major
The beginning of 2008 sees the arrival of Shalom Hartman Institute`s new English language series – the Kogod Library of Judaic Studies. read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute to ordain men and women of all denominations as rabbi-educators
13.01.2008, by
Shalom Hartman Institute is opening a multi-denominational rabbinical program that will ordain men and women from all denominations to work as rabbi-educators in community Jewish high schools across North America. read more>
 
 
Online Archive for “Leadership and Crisis: Jewish Resources and Responses’
01.01.2008, by
Leadership and Crisis: Jewish Resources and Responses, Hartman Institute Lecture Series on DVD, Vol. 1, 2009. Online video archive read more>
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Launches New Website
14.12.2007, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The new website will offer users multimedia resources, including text, audio, video, and updates from Institute events, conferences and programs read more>
 
 
 
   
 
   
 

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