Personal Reflections: Adina Lewittes and Rachel Brodie

By Rachel Brodie, Adina Lewittes

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2010

Lewittes and Brodie exhort us to articulate a new paradigm in response to today's profound challenges to the theological and behavioral assumptions of rabbinic Judaism, not to mention the authority on which it is based. This new paradigm must be consonant with the past and inspiring of a vibrant Jewish future that guides and unites most Jews. Our demands for meaning and the value we place on our intentions must be matched by equally deep commitments to regular and shared Jewish engagement. We must devote ourselves to building communities focused on creative Jewish expression, where connections among Jews can be nurtured, and through which our bonds to one another can ensure the unfolding of Judaism into centuries ahead.

Topic: Continuity, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Continuity, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.669

Page Number(s): 13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Brodie, Rachel. Lewittes, Adina. Personal Reflections: Adina Lewittes and Rachel Brodie. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2010: 13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7913


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