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ישנה ברית חדשה ומדאיגה המתפתחת בחברה הישראלית שאם לא תיעצר, עלולה לעצב מחדש את עתידה של החברה הישראלית באופן קיצוני,ולהכניס את המדינה למצב שיהיה קשה, אם לא בלתי-אפשרי, לצאת ממנו. ברית זו, שהתממשה שוב באירועים שקרו בחברון לאחרונה, הינה ברית בין שתי קבוצות שונות זו מזו מבחינה אידיאולוגית ופוליטית: מתנחלים קיצוניים מחד גיסא ורוב הישראלים מאידך שתקוותיהם ל”שלום עכשיו” נופצו על ידי האינתיפאדה האחרונה ועל ידי המענה הפלסטיני להתנתקות החד-צדדית מעזה

קרא את הכתבה המלה

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From the opening of Hartman Institute Master Teacher, Prof. Noam Zion and Steve Israel’s curriculum, “The First Jew – A Journey Begun with a Fateful Choice“:

Abraham is rightly designated, according to the Bible, as “the pillar of the world”: “The term `rock’ was used figuratively to designate the root and principle of every thing. It is on this account that after saying: `Look unto the rock whence you were hewn,’ the Tanakh continues (Isaiah 51:1-2): `Look unto Abraham your father; and so on, giving, as it were, an interpretation according to which the rock whence you were hewn was Abraham your father. Tread therefore in his footsteps, adhere to his religion, and acquire his character” (Maimonides, Guide I.16, III.29)

Avraham - Learn about him at Shalom Hartman Institute

Avraham - Learn about him at Shalom Hartman Institute

With Torah portion “Lech Lecha” coming up this Shabbat (Nov. 7), it seemed as good a time as any to study a little about Abraham. In this weekly reading, Abram is told to leave his homeland and start a nation dedicated to the one God. His name is changed to Abraham along the way.

Zion has now made a massive curriculum about Abraham available to all for free. It’s an amazing compilation of erudite learning, practical exercises for students, source material and much, much more. It is certainly worthwhile reading for everyone from beginners and casual students of Torah to scholars. Jewish high school and Talmud Torah teachers will find the material invaluable. Here are a few of the headings and titles: (more…)

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Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Co-Director, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, talks about the different types of Jews in history and today as defined by the different approaches in Chapters 18 and 22 in the Book of Breishit, Genesis, in the Bible, in this video lecture (Part 2 of 2) for participants of the Christian Leadership Initiative of the Hartman Institute

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Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, talks about, “Who Determines the Good,” Abraham, Isaac, Genesis, Bereishit and different types of Jews and different views of Judaism stemming from Genesis 18 and 22 with Christian clerics from the Hartman Institute’s Christian Leadership Initiative.

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Noam Zion, Director, Tichom Program for North American Jewish Educators, Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, delivers a scorching lecture about the limitations and failings of the Jewish patriarch Abraham (Avraham) and the two women in his life, Sarah and Hagar to members of the Hartman Institute’s Lay Leadership Program in Jerusalem during Summer 2008

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