Interpretive Boldness – another way to say Living Torah

We feel strongly that Jewish Wisdom is dynamic – often, when we describe what we mean by Living Torah, we’ll say that it’s the notion that Torah (in its broadest sense, meaning all of Jewish text, oral traditions, rituals and practices) is a legacy of wisdom that is accumulating, not one that is finished. Continue reading

The Constant Pull of Past and Future

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The following was originally published December 1, 2014 by eJewishPhilanthropy.  Many thanks to Dan Brown and Maya Bernstein for allowing us to repost on this blog.

One of the great challenges of infusing your professional life with Jewish Sensibilities (indeed, the same applies to all aspects of life) is balancing the tension between one’s obligations to those who have come before and those who will succeed us…Maya describes eloquently our need to acknowledge the fears that come from seeing ourselves as a link in a chain of generations, l’dor va dor, and the great importance of freeing ourselves to innovate. Continue reading