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The Narrative of Israeli Judaism

Some Israelis are starting to take a lot from old Jewish culture and renewing it
Dr. Ariel Picard is a Research Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute. He previously served as the Director of the Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought and the Educational Director of the Institute’s Be’eri program. Ariel has a PhD in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and conducts research in contemporary Jewish law. He was ordained as a rabbi by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and formerly served as the rabbi of Kibbutz Shluchot. Ariel has published widely

There has been a lack of Jewish education in the Israeli non-Orthodox community. But some people are discovering, surprisingly, there is something interesting in this tradition.
The new and exciting development in the last 10-20 years is that some Israelis are starting to build up a new culture that is taking a lot from the old Jewish culture and renewing it.
Rabbi Dr. Ariel Picard , director of the Institute’s Center for Education , makes references in this talk to performers Shlomo Gronich , who performed a special concert at the Institute during the summer and Ehud Banai, and talks about how Judaism is becoming part of Israeli culture.
This video is based on a talk given in the summer of 2008 to the Institute’s Lay Leadership Summer Retreat program.
Picard also makes extensive reference to the Israeli author Haim Hazaz , and his famous story, " The Sermon ." 

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