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Philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman, in the final part of a five-part series of articles on Huffington Post, talks about the need to rethink and update the relationship between Israel and the world’s Jews, and quotes Hartman Institute Founding President David Hartman on the subject:

As my dear friend, the philosopher David Hartman once said to me, “Israel is a return to the particular, but not a ghetto…. It’s not meant to be insulated from the world. It lives in discussion with the world.” Yes, Israel has very real problems being accepted in its immediate neighborhood and by some in the international arena. And yes, these problems on the whole are not of its own making. But Israel should always be engaged in this wider “discussion with the world,” and turn away from the “ghetto” mentality.”

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Holy Living in Human Bodies: 2010 Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture at Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. Part of the 2010 International Theology Conference, January 2010. Speakers were Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed, Shalom Hartman Institute, Prof. Rusmir Mahmutehaji, University of Sarajevo, President, International Forum Bosnia, and Rev. David M. Neuhaus, SJ, Vicar for the Hebrew and Russian-speaking Catholic communities in Israel, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Opening remarks were made by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman. The moderator was Dr. Hami Verbin, Shalom Hartman Institute.

The Hartman Institute gratefully acknowledges the Bronfman family for supporting this annual initiative.

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The Shalom Hartman Institute is pleased to invite the public to attend The Edward Bronfman Family Foundation Annual Lecture on Religious Pluralism, “Holy Living in Human Bodies,” Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 20:00 (8 PM).

Speakers are Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed, Shalom Hartman Institute, Prof. Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, University of Sarajevo, President, International Forum Bosnia, and Rev. David M. Neuhaus, SJ, Vicar for the Hebrew and Russian-speaking Catholic communities in Israel, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Opening remarks will be made by Rabbi Prof. David Hartman. The moderator is Dr. Hami Verbin, Shalom Hartman Institute. For more information, contact Brenda Yagod, +972-2-567-5320.

The lecture is affiliated with the Institute’s annual International Theology Conference, which is being held, February 14-18, 2010. Click here for more information on the 2010 conference.

The invitation-only conference will address questions such as: What does it mean to be made “in God’s image” in these mortal bodies? What moral implications arise from a serious engagement with the animal nature in which our rational self-awareness dwells?

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Hartman Institute Rabbinic Fellows have concluded their Winter 2010 retreat at the Institute. They are nearing the end of their three-year program. Some of their comments from recent blog posts give you a sense of how highly they have valued the program:

Rabbi Jonah Layman: “Another week of study at the Shalom Hartman Institute has concluded and I am still amazed at how wonderful the program is. No matter the topic of study for the week – this week it was individual and community – the classes are first rate and engaging. The teaching is engaging and provocative and there is always something that I can bring home to shul to teach.” Rabbi Layman posted a nice gallery of photos on Picasa. Click here to view them.

Rabbi Steve Moskowitz: “Rabbi David Hartman created the Shalom Hartman Institute where I am now studying. He is a remarkable rabbi.  It is an honor and privilege to study with him….He is unafraid of questions.  He is unafraid of struggle, and therefore no stranger to controversy.  What is most remarkable is that I have found him to be loving and caring when addressing people and especially us, his students, yet tenacious and unforgiving when struggling with our texts.”

Rabbi Moskowitz also posted several videos on YouTube. Here’s one he titled, “Jerusalem Montage”

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Hartman Institute ideas, scholars (including David Hartman), and programs (Be’eri) have been in the news a great deal recently. Click here to read about the Goldstone report and the Israeli army, radical rabbis, educating Israelis about their Judaism, and more.

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A student who attended the Religion and the Challenge of Modernity conference at Grand Valley State University in Michigan earlier this month had this to say about Donniel Hartman’s presentation there:

Donniel Hartman, the first lecturer of the day at this conference, did a very good job not only presenting his thoughts, but introducing a theme that could be common in almost every religion. We all have our challenges with modernity, and it creates multiple identities. When we have these multiple identities, we tend to lose sight of who we really are. Years ago, if you referred to someone as Jewish, you knew everything you needed to know about them. Now-a-days this isn’t necessarily the case. People now have more complex identities. (more…)

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David Hartman will focus on the clash of modernity and traditional Judaism in his fall 2009 public lectures, the Fred and Della Worms Lecture Series, which is titled, “The Spiritual Opportunities and Dangers of Halakhah:  Readings from Rosenzweig, Buber, Soloveitchik, Berkovits, Heschel, and Leibowitz.”

Dates
Oct. 19, 2009
Nov. 2, 2009
Nov. 16, 2009
Nov 30, 2009
Dec. 21, 2009

The Winter-Spring semester will be titled the Jay and Hadasa Pomrenze Lecture Series, and the topic will be: “Talmudic and Traditional Perspectives on the Legal and Moral Status of Women, Converts and Non-Jews.”

Dates
Dec. 28, 2009
Jan. 11, 2010
Jan. 25, 2010
Feb. 8, 2010
Feb. 22, 2010

For additional information, please contact Brenda Yagod, shi@shi.org.il

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