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The Yiddish Book Center Launches New Website Featuring a Thousand Years of Yiddish Literature and Culture
A newly redesigned website offers unprecedented access to a thousand years of Yiddish literature and culture, including books, literary works in translation, oral histories, films, and archival audio recordings of lectures by and interviews with major Jewish writers and cultural figures. Together, these materials are a boon not just to scholars and students, but to anyone interested in exploring modern Jewish creativity and experience. The website is the work of the Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts. “The redesigned site has something for everyone,” said Aaron Lansky, the Center’s founder and president. “It allows visitors to search all our collections at once—including materials in all genres, in both English and in Yiddish—and to instantly access or download any item, in its entirety, completely free of charge.”
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
Can a person who has divorced himself from Jewish culture still be considered a member of the Jewish national collective? Does Jewish nationalism allow for multiple positions regarding the very connection of Jews with Judaism? This article examines the responses of Ahad Ha-am and Mordecai Kaplan to these questions, juxtaposing their positions with those of three rival exponents of Jewish nationalism: Theodore Herzl, Yosef Hayim Brenner, and the hypothetical case of a Jew who adopted Christianity as his religion. An additional case for comparison is Ahad Ha’am and Mordecai Kaplan’s differing reactions towards the Reform formula of attachment to the Jewish religion, rather than to Jewish nationality.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2014
In October, 2010 the Shalom Hartman Institute, in partnership with Keren Karev, will launch the new Be’eri School for Teacher Education. The School will offer a basic and advanced track for teachers, as well as a track customized for school principals. The basic teachers training track provides junior and high school teachers with the tools required to become instructors in Jewish heritage—Tarbut Yisrael. The advanced track is targeted at accredited teachers in the field of Jewish heritage who wish to broaden their expertise in this field and potentially become Tarbut Yisrael coordinators in their schools.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
The Gandel Institute for Adult Jewish Learning, established by the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, offers study groups in Israel where adults can learn about Jewish culture. The Institute operates adult weekly group learning sessions all around Israel with an innovative sequential curriculum.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is a world pioneer in the field of adult Jewish education. With its international headquarters at the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, it forms an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment.
Updated: Nov. 04, 2009
CET has completed development of a unique online resource – The Jewish Lexicon, which contains over a thousand entries in Hebrew based on the cultural work of the Jewish People over 3000 years of history in their land and in the Diaspora. About 200 entries are expanded entries (about 1200 words) divided into secondary entries. Over 800 entries are concise (about 300 words). The information in the lexicon is presented in a friendly format, but is accurate and reliable containing references, explanatory notes and links to both external and internal resources.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
The author analyzes data from previous studies and surveys to examine the cost of living fully in the Jewish milieu in the United States in 2002, including the costs of synagogue affiliation, intensive Jewish education, camps, Federation and other Jewish charitable donations, and memberships in Jewish Community Centers and Jewish communal organizations, among others.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
The Jewish Lens is a comprehensive curriculum for middle and high school students. The learning program uses the work of renowned photographer Zion Ozeri as a stimulus for exploring Jewish values, identity, and tradition. Ozeri's photographs capture the unity and diversity of the world's Jewish community - reflecting the values and traditions that have defined Jewish existence around the world for centuries.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008