Summer at the Shalom Hartman Institute is always a new adventure: suddenly the peaceful campus in the heart of Jerusalem is flooded with hundreds of visitors from overseas. Rabbis, lay leaders, Christian leaders, and scholars from around the world join some of the finest minds in the Jewish world for a few weeks of intensive study. This summer our guests learned with David Hartman , Donniel Hartman , Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi , Micah Goodman , Melila Helner-Eshed , Moshe Halbertal , Israel Knohl , and the list goes on.
Click here to see a video capturing some of Summer 2010’s events and excitement.
The theme around which this summer’s programming revolved was " Engaging Israel ." This new project at the Shalom Hartman Institute is designed to re-conceptualize the enduring significance of Israel for contemporary Jewry around the world. "Engaging Israel" aims to equip Jews with an internal, quintessentially Jewish values vocabulary to define and articulate why Israel and Zionism can be fundamental to their Judaism.
Read more from this post, Hitting the Books: Summer at the Shalom Hartman Institute , on the SHI Inside Out blog. Click here .