Author: Barbara Sheklin DavisPublish On: 2019-03-22
Klal Yisrael, Pluralism, and the Jewish Community Day School Network Barbara Sheklin Davis ... By the end of the nineteenth century, public education had superseded Jewish day school education as both ... 2 Two Jews, Three Opinions.
Author: Barbara Sheklin Davis
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Two Jews, Three Opinions examines a unique educational movement that began in 1980 when eight school leaders met to create RAVSAK: the Jewish Community Day School Network, an association of schools distinguished by being inclusive of all Jews in their communities. This singularly-purposed segment of the Jewish educational mosaic has not been studied before. As American Jews struggle with changing demographics and identities, it is instructive to see how community day schools and their network anticipated and accommodated many of this century’s most significant Jewish educational challenges. Two Jews, Three Opinions illuminates the community day school network’s embrace of Klal Yisrael, the unity of the Jewish people. It describes what led to RAVSAK’s success and then to its elimination as an entity, the exceptionality and importance of which was vastly undervalued and underserved by the American Jewish establishment. Arguing for the vital importance of pluralistic Jewish education in the twenty-first century, it issues a call to Jewish communal leaders to champion community day schools as guarantors of a knowledgeable and committed Jewish future.
A Collection of Twentieth-century American Jewish Quotations Sandee Brawarsky, Deborah Mark ... and is therefore “ anti - Israel ” – even when the anti - Israel opinion is shared by at least half of everyone actually living in Israel .
Author: Sandee Brawarsky
Publisher: Perigee Trade
An attractively packaged, gift-worthy treasury of Jewish wit and wisdom gathers more than two thousand quotations from the likes of Woody Allen, Betty Friedan, Kinky Friedman, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Isaacs, and Howard Stern on an exhaustive array of subjects.
with the answer, '3 opinions'.2 It can also be rendered as a proverb by stating a condition and a result: 'Two Jews, three opinions' (Telushkin 1992: 17). If 'Jews' structurally constitutes a motifeme (a unit of action that is a ...
Author: Simon J. Bronner
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Social Science
How Jews use media to connect with one another has profound consequences for Jewish identity, community, and culture. This volume explores how the use of media can both create communities and divide them because of how different media shape actions and project anxieties, conflicts, and emotions. Taken together, the essays presented here consider how Jewish use of media at home and in the street, as well as in the synagogue and in school, affects the individual’s sense of ethnic and religious affiliation. They include closely observed case studies, in various national contexts, of the role of popular film, television, records, the Internet, and smartphones, as well as the role of print media, now and historically. They raise fascinating questions about how Jews and Jewish institutions harness, tolerate, or resist media to create their sense of social belonging as Jews within the wider society.
Instead of seeing the screen as something to be passively read, he encouraged viewing the “frame” established by the “two Jews, three opinions” image as highly interactive. The shared characteristic between riddlejoke, narrative, ...
Author: Trevor J. Blank
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
Smart phones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, and wireless Internet connections are the latest technologies to have become entrenched in our culture. Although traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated communication and cyberspace are incongruent with the study of folklore, Trevor J. Blank sees the digital world as fully capable of generating, transmitting, performing, and archiving vernacular culture. Folklore in the Digital Age documents the emergent cultural scenes and expressive folkloric communications made possible by digital “new media” technologies. New media is changing the ways in which people learn, share, participate, and engage with others as they adopt technologies to complement and supplement traditional means of vernacular expression. But behavioral and structural overlap in many folkloric forms exists between on- and offline, and emerging patterns in digital rhetoric mimic the dynamics of previously documented folkloric forms, invoking familiar social or behavior customs, linguistic inflections, and symbolic gestures. Folklore in the Digital Age provides insights and perspectives on the myriad ways in which folk culture manifests in the digital age and contributes to our greater understanding of vernacular expression in our ever-changing technological world.
OLD JEWISH joke proclaims, “two Jews, three opinions.” In more mundane terms, the joke correctly indicates that Jewish interpretation is multivocal rather than univocal. We can literally see this appreciation for various interpretations ...
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms – differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power. Esteemed Bible scholars and teachers Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible passages quoted in the New Testament to show what the texts meant in their original contexts and then how Jews and Christians, over time, understood those same texts. Passages include the creation of the world, the role of Adam and Eve, the Suffering Servant of Isiah, the book of Jonah, and Psalm 22, whose words, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,” Jesus quotes as he dies on the cross. Comparing various interpretations – historical, literary, and theological - of each ancient text, Levine and Brettler offer deeper understandings of the original narratives and their many afterlives. They show how the text speaks to different generations under changed circumstances, and so illuminate the Bible’s ongoing significance. By understanding the depth and variety by which these passages have been, and can be, understood, The Bible With and Without Jesus does more than enhance our religious understandings, it helps us to see the Bible as a source of inspiration for any and all readers.
Two Jews , Three Opinions : A Collection of TwentiethCentury American Jewish Quotations . New York : Perigee , 1998. This volume includes an eclectic range of more than two thousand quotations on both Jewish and non - Jewish topics .
Author: Louis Sandy Maisel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination and Presidential candidacy are neither the first nor last words on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early 1800s at least, and in view of the 2004 election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens. For the first time, Jews in American Politics: Essays brings together a complete picture of the past, present, and future of Jewish political participation. Perfect for students and scholars alike, this monumental work includes thoughtful and original chapters by leading journalists, scholars, and practitioners. Topics range from Jewish leadership and identity; to Jews in Congress, on the Supreme Court, and in presidential administrations; and on to Jewish influence in the media, the lobbies, and in other arenas in which American government operates powerfully, if informally. In addition to the thematically unified essays, Jews in American Politics: Essays concludes with an invaluable roster of Jews in key governmental positions from Ambassadorships and Cabinet posts to federal judges, state governors, and mayors of major cities. Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004.
“Two Jews – three opinions” is a fact of life that goes even further than Elijah's “How long will you hesitate between two opinions?” It resonated through the ages, with dissident sects, competing ideologies, bitter conflicts and ...
Author: Raymond Apple
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book presents memories and musings – in no particular order – touching on many areas of contemporary life. It follows on from the author’s earlier book, “TO BE CONTINUED”.
delusion in the second of the above two senses: a mere confusion of thought, a maggot of the mind. ... Judaism,” say the rabbis, to which the Jewish man in the street notoriously responds, spreading his hands, “Two Jews, three opinions.
Author: Bernard Harrison
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In recent years Western countries have seen a proliferation of antisemitic material in social media, and attacks on Jews such as that on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018. Much of this has stemmed, not from personal hostility to Jews on the part of this or that individual, but from a resurgence in groups at both ends of politics of the ancient delusion that "the Jews" collectively dominate world affairs and lie at the root of all the world's evils. In Blaming the Jews author Bernard Harrison, offers a new and unique analysis of this second and far more dangerous form of antisemitism and its persistence as a cultural phenomenon. Questioning the assumption that antisemitism affects or targets only Jews, he demonstrates that, allowed to go unrecognised or unchecked, antisemitism is potentially damaging to us all. In a world where rhetoric is fashioned on stereotypes and driven by political ideology, Harrison argues it is our responsibility to be vigilant in exposing the delusions of antisemitism and their consequences for Jews and non-Jews alike.
Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation Jeremy Ben-Ami. 9. FIVE. mILLION. JEWS,. ONE. OPINION? A. classic joke tells of a Jewish man who's been in a shipwreck at sea. ... You know the saying: two Jews, three opinions.
Author: Jeremy Ben-Ami
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
Many Americans who care about Israel's future are questioning whether the hard-line, uncritical stances adopted by many traditional pro-Israel advocates really serve the country's best interests over the long-term. Moderate Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder of J Street, the new pro-Israel, pro-peace political movement, punctures many of the myths that have long guided our understanding of the politics of the American Jewish community and have been fundamental to how pro-Israel advocates have pursued their work. These myths include: - that leaders of established Jewish organizations speak for all Jewish Americans when it comes to Israel - that being pro-Israel means you cannot support creation of a Palestinian state - that American Jews vote for candidates based largely on their support of Israel - that talking peace with your enemies demonstrates weakness - that allying with neoconservatives and evangelical Christians is good for Israel and good for the Jewish community. Ben-Ami, whose grandparents were first-generation Zionists and founders of Tel Aviv, tells the story of his own evolution toward a more moderate viewpoint. He sketches a new direction for both American policy and the conduct of the debate over Israel in the American Jewish community.
But the very act of having a public opinion on the matter, according to Henry Englander, a member of the faculty at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, could work to the ... Two Jews, three opinions, as the saying goes; but creating a ...
Author: Marni Davis
Publisher: NYU Press
Examines the relationship between alcohol and the Jewish community throughout the nineteenth century and the period of Prohibition, describing the role of Jews in the liquor industry and the relationship between the anti-alcohol movement and anti-Semitism.