A feeling of "this is not how it was supposed to be" permeates our sukkah this year.Sukkot is supposed to be a time of abundance, but this Sukkot seems to be, instead, a time of grave concern. Like ra...
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Melton is proud to be creating a new learning opportunity designed to respond to current events happening around the globe. Meeting the Moment with Melton will showcase Jewish wisdom that can help fra...
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Melton is starting 5782 off with a contribution to a group article for eJewishPhilanthropy on the state of Jewish education entering this new year.Introduction by David Bryfman, CEO, The Jewish Educat...
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"With me, a little learning is a dangerous thing" Lesley Simpson, a journalist from Hamilton, Ontario, considers herself a kind of Curious George. It was that curiosity that set her on a path of Jewis...
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"We have such a rich community of adult learners here at Temple Emanuel – people of all ages and backgrounds who truly value Jewish learning." says Rabbi Hyatt. "The introduction of Melton into our co...
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Can you tell us more about the Melton course you wrote, "Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash"? The course covers 16 biblical heroines, examining their stories and voices through ...
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The bottom line is that while a significant majority of American Jews feel connected to Israelis, they don't feel the same kinship with their American coreligionists who identify differently.  By...
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Peter Houston "The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust is too much to comprehend when presented with statistics. This Melton course has made it personal for me. The raw, unfiltered stories from diaries h...
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Viv Anstey, Melton Cape Town Director, together with Lauren Snitcher (Marketing & Recruitment) have built the site into a respected, beloved resource for the community and beyond, collaborating wi...
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What's your favorite part of being a Melton Director? With my love of Jewish education, I can recruit Learners and our second-to-none faculty that keeps them engaged. Learners enjoy Melton so much tha...
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 Last month, antisemitism rose two-fold in the United States compared to May 2020. The trend is even more worrisome in Europe, where antisemitism grew 500%. This surge in antisemitic attacks has ...
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"Tzedek, tzedek tirdof -- Justice, justice you shall pursue." It's one of the most famous – and precious – Jewish concepts. It derives from Moses's charge to the Israelites in Deuteronomy, urging the ...
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This year has been full of highs and lows, as the challenges and tragedies of the pandemic have been mixed with beautiful growth in Jewish learning. Louisville Melton has had its most diverse age rang...
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My specialty is American Jewish history, and I teach everything from the Bible to modern Israel. I look at material culture—arts and artifacts—to understand history, especially the "lesser-known chapt...
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Imagine bringing a guest to your family's seder — a newcomer to the Pesach traditions. "We will tell the story of our journey from slavery to freedom," you explain, "and along the way, we will eat som...
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With Passover upon us, we have much to celebrate this time around. As we gather our families around the seder table this year (in person and online), the story of exodus resonates as deeply as ever-- ...
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Growing up, I often heard about my great uncles who had been active in Zionist youth activities. They all made Aliyah, either in the late 1940s pre-State or soon thereafter, leaving my grandfather her...
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Organizations of all sizes have seen an increase in the number of adult learners in their online programs during this year. Adults recognize that Jewish learning can offer them spiritual nourishment, ...
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It seems to me that the timing of the Israeli High Court decision to recognize Reform and Conservative conversations done in Israel as meeting the requirements[i] of the Law of Return could not have b...
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How a Sephardic baker made her Ashkenazi family's recipe famous The Purim holiday commemorates the Jewish people's triumph over Haman, an official in 4th-century BCE Persian Empire who attempted their...
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