Israel’s natural gas controversy, rabbis and sexuality, what it means to be “chosen” and a partisan poet – all in the Hartman Institute’s Reflections on Jewish Culture, No. 11.
- The Natural Gas Royalties: Political Ethics and Common Sense – Who can put a price tag on our natural resources? Professor Noam Zohar and Dr. Dani Attas delve behind the headlines of Israel’s natural gas controversy and explore the bigger ethical questions that are at its core—ideas which apply not just to Israel, but to the world.
- A New Discourse on Sexuality – The religious Zionist community is talking about sexuality in public and with their rabbis. Sexuality, the hottest topic on religious Q&A Internet sites, has religious Zionist rabbis facing a challenge that they have never been faced with before.
- The Chosen People in America – What does it mean to be “chosen”? American Jews wrestled with this question for decades, as chronicled in Arnold Eisen’s book, “The Chosen People in America”—and paved the way for future generations of world Jewry to ask the same question.
- Abraham Sutzkever: The Greatest Israeli Yiddish Poet – Abraham Suztkever, one of the most famous Israeli poets is famously unread by his countrymen – because his poetry is written in Yiddish. The internationally honored poet had a tumultuous life as a partisan during World War II, and grappled with loss and tragedy through his art.