Judaism since its beginning has been a narrative tradition. We love to tell stories. The most native form of Jewish theologizing is narrative: re-telling the old story in some new and expansive way.
But theology is also a highly personal undertaking. At its most honest, it is an account of one’s own journey through life, re-told through the language of tradition, thus enriching both the personal and the collective stories. Here is one man’s attempt to do so.
Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University since 1984, is one of the worlds leading experts on Research and Development and innovation in society with a strong concentration on economics. He headed the government committee that formulated a response to last summer’s “tentifada ” social protests. He is a proud and active member of Beit Daniel in Tel Aviv. His appearance at the CCAR has been made possible by ARZA, The Reform Israel Fund.
The Child in the Halakhah
Freehof Institute for Progressive Halakhah
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