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Pesach’s Many Questions: An Exploration Beyond the Classic Four
24.03.2019, 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 Explores Purim, the ‘Strangest’ Holiday
10.03.2019, 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>
 
 
 
Webinar Addressed Nationalism, Marginalization, and Jewish Peoplehood
05.03.2019, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Watch a replay of the March 6, 2019, webinar with Yehuda Kurtzer and Micah Goodman, from the Annual Hartman Conference, this year focusing on Jewish Nationalism. read more>
 
 
Hartman Annual Conference to Explore Jewish Nationalism
16.01.2019, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Save the Date for the Hartman Annual Conference, March 6, 2019. English session to feature Yehuda Kurtzer and Micah Goodman read more>
 
 
 
Leon Wiener Dow’s ‘The Going’ Wins 2018 National Jewish Book Award
10.01.2019, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law, won the Jewish Book Council’s 2018 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice. read more>
 
 
 
University Students Connect to Israel at Winter Seminar
30.12.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
This week, 140 students and Hillel staff members from 15 different campuses across North America arrived at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem for a week of study and engagement  read more>
 
 
 
Hartman High Schools’ Excellence Program Opens 10th Year
11.12.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The program comprises 47 students who volunteered and were selected for the program, which this year will enhance its humanities and social science curriculum, as well as science. read more>
 
 
 
Shalom Hartman Institute Mourns Dick Kaufman
30.11.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Dick Kaufman was a true visionary, a leader and caring, committed member of the Hartman family who lived his life in the spirit of Hillel. We are devastated by this untimely loss. read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Scholars Explore Hanukkah 5779
22.11.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Take a deeper look at Hanukkah, a holiday often misunderstood, with articles and video offerings from David Hartman, Donniel Hartman, Yehuda Kurtzer, and Shalom Hartman Institute scholars read more>
 
 
 
SHI Leads Program at 2018 General Assembly: ‘Home is Where the Heart is’
11.11.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute led a roundtable and hevrutra-style study discussion on the topic, ‘Home is Where the Heart is,’ at the 2018 Jewish Federations General Assembly in Tel Aviv read more>
 
 
 
Micah Goodman’s ‘Catch-67’ Debuts to Strong Reviews
18.10.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The book, an Israeli bestseller, says that each side of the Israeli political divide believes they can solve "the Palestinian problem." Both are incorrect, but in their own ways, are also correct read more>
 
 
Israeli-Diaspora Relations: A Hartman View
10.10.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Israel-Diaspora relations are a major focus of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel and in North America. This collection of content is gathered in advance of the 2018 General Assembly in Tel Aviv read more>
 
 
 
Disussion and Launch of Book by Dr. Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel
02.10.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
October 4, 2018, 19:30, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem: Evening to feature Dov Elbaum, Melila Hellner-Eshed, music, and more to feature her new book. Event and book are in Hebrew. read more>
 
 
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Launches Innovative Partnership with SHI NA
16.09.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Initiative set to elevate Jewish discourse in Greater Washington through new learning and leadership opportunities. Inaugural lecture series to begin in October 2018. Jennifer Raskas named DC Manager for Hartman read more>
 
 
 
Israeli Rabbis’ Ordination Ceremony Held at Institute
06.09.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Fifteen participants in the Shalom Hartman Institute-HaMidrasha at Oranim Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis received ordination during a festive ceremony at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on September 5, 2018 read more>
 
 
Tomer Persico Appointed Inaugural Scholar in Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area
27.08.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Noted scholar has been named the inaugural Shalom Hartman Bay Area Scholar in Residence in conjunction with an academic position at U.C. Berkeley. read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Explores the High Holidays: Days of Awe 5779
27.08.2018, 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>
 
 
Jennifer Raskas Joins SHI North America as Washington, D.C. Manager
26.08.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In this role, Jennifer will oversee all program development, management and administration in the greater Washington, D.C. area. read more>
 
 
 
JFGW launches innovative partnership with SHI North America
13.08.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and SHI North America have launched a new partnership as a strategic response to the challenges facing American and Jewish societies in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. read more>
 
 
 
Rabbinic Torah Study Seminar (RTS) 2018 Draws 170: Photos, Videos
23.07.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Summer program participants explored character and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition at a time of cynicism about democratic principles, and misbehavior by flawed leaders read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Explores the Holidays: Tisha B’Av 5778
15.07.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Tisha B’Av in 2018 / 5778 begins Saturday night, July 21, 2018. See commentaries by Shalom Hartman Institute scholars and participants in our programs on the meanings we can find in this day read more>
 
 
 
2018 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat - Photos & Videos (CLP)
08.07.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Our societies are falling short of our ethical aspirations. More than 130 participants joined us this summer to explore character development and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition read more>
 
 
 
SHI North America Named Featured Partner of Jim Joseph Foundation
27.06.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
David Hartman Center Fellows are a source of optimism and inspiration for thinking about the vitality, relevancy, and moral character of Judaism in the 21st century. they will spend July at the Institute in Jerusalem, meeting with their counterparts in the David Hartman Center in Israel to better understand the transatlantic influence of thought leadership, and challenges and opportunities in the relationship between American Jews and Israeli Jews from a new perspective read more>
 
 
 
Yossi Klein Halevi’s New Book a NY Times Nonfiction Bestseller
24.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, released May 15, 2018, also is topping several bestselling lists on Amazon. Read articles by and about Yossi and the book read more>
 
 
 
How Do We Find a Torah for a Jewish Democracy?
22.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Donniel Hartman poses a challenging question about the Torah needed for Israel. Five rabbis affiliated with the Hartman Institute offer distinct and provocative answers. read more>
 
 
 
Shavuot as Seen by Hartman Scholars: Revelation and Modernity
10.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Essays and videos about Shavuot, the day in which Jews truly become the People of the Book. Shavuot 5778 learning at Hartman in Jerusalem, drew hundreds read more>
 
 
 
Hartman Institute Mourns Death of Rabbi Aaron Panken
08.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Aaron Panken was a visionary, scholar, thinker, teacher, leader, and mensch. We are devastated by this staggering loss to his family, HUC-JIR, and our community. read more>
 
 
Gabe Most to Join SHI North America as East Coast Vice President
02.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Gabe will be joining SHI North America on May 14, 2018 and will be responsible for strengthening the presence, partnership, and engagement in major cities on the East Coast. read more>
 
 
Be’eri Program Wins Constantiner Prize for Jewish Education
02.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The prize was awarded for the staff’s long-term and ongoing work in deepening pluralistic and democratic Jewish identity in Israeli secular public high schools read more>
 
 
 
Rabbis from Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis to Speak in Westchester, Boston and Toronto
01.05.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
The focus of their talks will be religious pluralism in Israel as it nears its 70th anniversary. Public programs and small group events for rabbis are planned. read more>
 
 
 
From Yom Hashoah to Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel’s ‘High Holidays’
09.04.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
In these special articles and videos, Shalom Hartman Institute scholars explore the meaning of Israel’s Independence Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, and Memorial Day read more>
 
 
Review of Israel Knohl’s Book Posits Exodus Was Real But Not as We Know
01.04.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Excerpt of Los Angeles Review of Books review of ‘How the Bible Was Born,’ by Israel Knohl read more>
 
 
 
2018 Annual Hartman Conference on Feb. 14 Tackled Israel-Diaspora Relations
21.01.2018, by Shalom Hartman Institute
Conference on Israeli-Diaspora relations drew more than 400, featured Natan Sharansky, and special video programs, including a rare 1987 recording of David Hartman read more>
 
 
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