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  • $ 500
  • English
  • 2013
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iEngage: The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People

iEngage 2.0 The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People
The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People, the second iEngage Video Lecture Series, confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the modern State of Israel—a shared common space for a people divided along “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, national, and geographic. What is the significance of the State of Israel as a Jewish public sphere? How does a people divided along religious, geographic, and ideological lines build a shared society? The Tribes of Israel begins a conversation to restructure the relationship between the collective and the individual tribes that comprise Israel.
The series includes:
Ten curricular units on DVD or USB: Units vary in length and format and include one 30 minute introductory lecture, eight 25-40 minute lectures, some of which are followed by 25-30 minute interviews with experts exploring the complexities of the issues raised in the lecture, and one 40 minute concluding unit comprised of expert interviews.
Sourcebook: The sourcebook includes primary sources for each lecture, supplementary sources for additional study and reflection, and recommended background readings. The package comes with one book for the leader; additional books for participants may be purchased for $20 each (shipping included).
Leader’s Guide on USB: Video explanations by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman for each of the texts featured in the sourcebook, highlighting their particular contextual relevance.
Central Themes of Tribes of Israel
  • The Jewish People as a Tribal Family: Lecture by SHI President Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
  • The “Orthodox” Jewish Tribes: Lecture and Interviews with Yechezkel Fogel, Yael Chechik, Dov Elbaum, and Yedidia Stern
  • he “Liberal” Jewish Tribes: Lecture and Interviews with Ruth Calderon, Rani Jaeger, Melila Hellner-Eshed, and Dani Elazar
  • The Arab Palestinian Israeli Tribes: Lecture and Interviews with Amal Jabareen and Mohammad Darawshe
  • The North American Jewish Tribes: Lecture 1 and Interview with Rick Jacobs; Lecture 2 and Interviews with Yehuda Kurtzer and Sharon Brous
  • Unity and Diversity in the Jewish Tradition: Lecture by SHI President Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
  • The Porous “Wall of Separation” between Church and State: Lessons from the U.S. and Canada: Lecture by SHI President Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
  • Synagogue and State: The Israeli Experience: Lecture and Interviews with Ruth Gavison and Danny Statman
  • Sharing the Public Sphere: New Foundations for a Jewish Democracy: Lecture by SHI President Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman
  • Tribes and Peoplehood: Reflections on Living in a Tribal Family: Interviews with Yossi Klein Halevi, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Yehuda Kurtzer, Melila Hellner-Eshed, Gil Troy, and Tal Becker
The Lecture Series and accompanying curricular study materials are designed to be used by a rabbi or educator with a group of lay leaders in a weekly or monthly study program. The rabbi/educator serves as the lead teacher, utilizing the materials and lectures as best suited for his/her community, preparing the participants for the lecture by studying the texts and reading the supplementary materials in advance, either in a separate session, or in a shorter 45-minute preparatory session.
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