Tikkun Olam and Israeli Judaism: The Possibility of Social Justice as a Cornerstone of Israeli Society
Talia Avnon-Benveniste, Director of the HUC-JIR Israel Rabbinical Program and Donniel Hartman in a special panel presentation as part of the joint conference of the Ben Gurion Research Institute, The Shalom Hartman Institute, and the Reform Movement in Israel on the topic of liberal Judaism in Israeli society.
This panel explores the place of tikkun olam in Israeli Jewish consciousness. While tikkun olam has played a significant central role in American liberal Judaism over half a century, what has been its role in Israeli Judaism? How can social justice serve as an important religious value for Israeli Jews? What are the implications of the rise in liberal Israeli Jewish expressions for the future of Jewish Peoplehood?
NOTE: This program was part of our Summer 2021 Virtual Symposium, Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future