The Shalom Hartman Institute IEngage Project's Video Lecture Series Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today. Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Though a common political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences. Find out more at iengage.org.il
The Video and Commentary Series Call & Responsa engages leading North American rabbis in a public and interactive exchange with the iEngage Project video lecture series, "The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People."
Each edition of Call & Responsa features a segment of video footage from the series - and occasionally, previously unaired interviews - that will set out the iEngage Project's view of the challenges created by Jewish and Israeli tribalism.
Paired with the video will be original commentary by leading rabbis on the issues raised. In keeping with the Hartman Institute's devotion to vigorous debate, we expect frequent disagreement or critique of the "Tribes" video.
The final part of the discussion is up to you - our friends, program participants, and extended community. We invite you to add your comments to the conversation. We intend to publish the most interesting responses by our audience in future editions. Please let us know what you think about Call & Responsa in general, and also send us your in-depth commentaries.
The year in Jewish holidays, from Rosh Hashana through Shavuot, as explained and interpreted by Shalom Hartman Institute scholars, including the late Rabbi Prof. David Hartman, Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and many others. This playlist follows the Jewish year, beginning with commentaries on Rosh Hashana and continues through the holidays of the year: Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Pesach, Holocaust Memorial Day, Veterans Day for fallen Israeli soldiers, Israeli Independence Day, and Shavuot.