Yoma 52

The Torah is an incredibly complex text. It is a product of a particular time and place but with timeless resonances. It contains narratives, laws and poetry. It tells the story of the Israelites and of the universe itself. Beyond these important thematic and generic issues, today’s daf reminds us of yet another reason that […]

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International collaboration between Tel Aviv University and U.A.E.: Joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute to Open in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Also: Israeli technology company Watergen laid the cornerstone for a production facility in the UAE A first of its kind agreement was signed this Tuesday in Abu Dhabi to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. It is the first official agreement of its kind when a Water Research Institute is being established as part […]

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These days David Hertz is a world leader in turning food into social change. He had to reconcile his Jewish identity first.

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Chef David Hertz, one of the world’s leading food entrepreneurs tackling social issues, credits two places with inspiring his journey: There’s the kibbutz in Israel, and the favela in Brazil. At 18, after growing up in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, he traveled to the Hatzerim kibbutz to live […]

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Who Owns American Judaism?

This review appears in our Spring 2021 issue. Subscribe now to receive a copy in your mailbox. Discussed in this essay: The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex: The History of a Multibillion-Dollar Institution, by Lila Corwin Berman. Princeton University Press, 2020. 280 pages. IN THE WINTER OF 2018, I found myself in a summer camp in the Santa Monica mountains, learning […]

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