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Ever since Hebrew University Prof. Ze’ev Sternhell was wounded by a pipe bomb in front of his Jerusalem home last week, there has been a wide-ranging debate – not all of it polite and courteous – within Israel about the act’s alleged perpetrators and the people who may be behind them. Just today, Knesset Member Ophir Pines-Paz of Labor-Meimad (more on Meimad in a moment) said: “There are violent forces operating within Israel.”

Last week, a delegation from Meimad, the small, religious and politically moderate party, paid a visit to Sternhell at his home to show its support. Among those pictured in a photo in the Jerusalem Post were Rabbi Dr. Ariel Picard, director of the Hartman Institute’s Center for Education. Picard is a key figure in Meimad. (more…)

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Three Jerusalem high school students participating in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Be’eri program recently enthralled the Institute’s Lay Leaders with their experiences. Asked by one adult if he felt like he was missing out on other activities by participating in Be’eri’s four hours of Jewish learning, he said, flat out, that he was not. The time in Be’eri is well spent, he said. The Be’eri program is expanding beginning this fall to additional schools throughout Israel.

That’s why it’s  gratifying to see that the Israeli Knesset has approved legislation that will establish (more…)

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