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Three Questions with Rabbi Arthur Green

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Director, Center for Global Judaism
September 15, 2014

Or Rose: Why did you write this brief new book? Who do you hope to reach? Arthur Green: This book is my answer to a question I hear asked an awful lot among young people these days: “Why be Jewish?”  In our day that question didn’t come up. Of course you were Jewish; the question […]

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Shavuot: Divine Light and Earthly Vessels

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Director, Center for Global Judaism
June 3, 2014

In preparing for the celebration of the holiday of Shavuot — “The Time of the Giving of Torah,” as it is referred to in countless rabbinic sources — I have been reflecting on a striking teaching from the great Hasidic sage Rabbi Levi Isaac of Berditchev (1740-1809) on the relationship between spiritual inspiration and religious […]

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Boston Kind: Stories Of Compassion

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Director, Center for Global Judaism
April 24, 2014

On a balmy April day last year, I stepped into a taxi in suburban Boston and headed downtown to attend the interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in response to the Marathon bombings just three days earlier. As I sat in the back of the cab, trying not to sweat too much […]

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Contextual Learning: Summer Teaching in Israel

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Community Blog Contextual Learning Summer Teaching in Israel

Director, Center for Global Judaism
August 21, 2013

I recently returned from a six-week stay in Jerusalem, where I had the pleasure of serving as a faculty member for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel. Founded in 1987, this unique program offers 26 incoming high-school seniors from the United States and Canada intensive study in various dimensions of Jewish life and thought, both […]

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A Statement of Grief and Hope From Boston

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Community Blog A Statement of Grief and Hope From Boston

Director, Center for Global Judaism
April 17, 2013

As clergy serving different religious communities in Greater Boston, we are shocked and saddened by the Patriots’ Day attacks on our fellow citizens, our city and our freedom. We condemn in the strongest possible terms these and all acts of terror. Those responsible for planning and executing these vicious acts must be brought to justice. […]

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Experiencing Islam: An Interview With Homayra Ziad, Ph.D.

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Community Blog Experiencing Islam An Interview with Homayra Ziad, PhD

Director, Center for Global Judaism
February 11, 2013

In January, Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School offered for the first time a joint winter seminar on Islam for rabbinical, cantorial and ministerial students. This one-week intensive course, “Experiencing Islam,” was led by Homayra Ziad, assistant professor of religion at Trinity College. Following her time on our hilltop campus, Ziad spoke with the […]

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