Shalom Hartman Institute

Where Muslims, Jews Clash — And Hug

A unique and controversial experiment, under wraps until now, offers American Muslim leaders a deeper understanding of Jewish identity and history.

Editor and Publisher

I spent the last weekend of October on the Upper West Side with more than 40 thoughtful, impressive women and men from across the country on an intellectual and spiritual journey.

Gary Rosenblatt

Is Israel Giving Way To Fear, Rage And Xenophobia?

Special To The Jewish Week

The past few weeks in Jerusalem have witnessed a horrible series of attacks culminating in last Tuesday’s terrorist assault on a synagogue that took five lives. Now, Israelis from the government down must figure out their response.

Alan Elsner

Hartman North America Taking On Bigger Role

Two educators, one Orthodox and one Reform, join think tank faculty.

Editor and Publisher

Underscoring its commitment to pluralism, attracting high-quality educators and the expansion of its educational work, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America hired Elana Stein Hain and Rabbi Leon Morris to new positions this week. The move solidifies the institute’s increasing role in its effort to develop and teach new ways of exploring Judaism, Israel and the relationship between North America and the Jewish state, with an emphasis on textual study.

Rabbi Leon Morris and Elana Stein Hain will expand the work of Jerusalem-based educational institution.

David Hartman’s Legacy To Jewish Life, Religious Thought

Special To The Jewish Week

Says the Talmud: the righteous (tzadikim) loom even larger after death than in their lifetimes. This must prove that David Hartman was a tzaddik (he would scoff at any attempt to apply this label to him).

Yitz Greenberg

Rabbi David Hartman: A Transformative Force And A Unique Legacy

Jewish Week Online Columnist

On Feb. 10, we lost a gadol (a great leader). The world was blessed for more than 80 years (1931-2013) with the presence of a hero of Torah, a progressive force for good, a religious pluralist, and an astounding teacher of ethics and spirituality. Rabbi David Hartman was my teacher and the rebbe of thousands around the world. His reach extended from secular Israelis to religious Israelis, from Reform through Orthodox, from the young to the elderly, from the homeland to the diaspora. He was a Rabbi’s rabbi, a philosopher for philosophers, and a teacher for teachers.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rabbi Hartman's Judaism Of Many Rooms

A brilliant thinker, he let others debate whether he remained in the Orthodox fold.
Editor and Publisher

“Would you like to win a Pulitzer Prize?” Rabbi David Hartman asked me one day, a number of years ago.

I said sure, and wondered why he asked.

David Hartman
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