Source: Targum Shlishi
Targum Shlishi, is offering up to 400 free copies of their about-to-be-published book, Jewish Sages of Today (Devora Publishing), to educators and academic administrators for grades 7- university level. They hope that the Jewish Sages of Today, which provides intriguing profiles of extraordinary, contemporary Jewish leaders, will motivate and inspire its readers.
They hope that it will be used in the classroom and to help with this, an online curriculum which will be available on the website that will accompany the book is being developed.
The book is being published in late spring. It is anticipated that copies will be sent out in June, 2009.
Who are our heroes? Who inspires us, makes us think, gives us hope? Who is making a difference in the Jewish world? Jewish Sages of Today includes profiles of twenty-seven people, from a range of professions, all dedicated to improving our world.
Those profiled include:
a world-renowned, secular scientist turned Orthodox Jew who left the lab and now explores the nexus of science and religion; the last Nazi hunter; a man who has spent his career rescuing and preserving Yiddish books; an internationally known teacher and Jewish feminist whose doorway into Jewish knowledge has been Shakespeare; a philanthropist deeply committed to furthering Jewish knowledge, love of Israel, and to encouraging young Jews to meet, marry, and procreate; and a woman who left her high-powered political consulting firm to found a nonprofit that advocates for Israel.
The individuals profiled in the book are:
Yossi Abramowitz; Rachel Azaria; Michael Berenbaum; Mira Brichto; Ruth Calderon; Debbie Friedman; Yitz and Blu Greenberg; Judith Hauptman; Laurence Hoffman; Tobi Kahn and Nessa Rapoport; Aaron Lansky; Daniel Libeskind; Shalom Lipskar; Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi; Hankus Netsky; Robert Pollack; Dennis Prager; Gary Rosenblatt; Susan Weidman Schneider; Alice Shalvi; Michael Steinhardt; Adin Steinsaltz; Joseph Telushkin; Avivah Zornberg; and Efraim Zuroff.