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A Technology of Spirituality: Rabbi Irwin Kula and the TED Conference

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Publication Date: January 2000

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Irwin Kula

Series: CLAL Culture Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Science and technology (Technology and technology policy)

Keywords: Technology; Religion; Tradition

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


Rabbi Irwin Kula, President of CLAL, delivered the closing address at the tenth annual TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference. For Rabbi Kula, TED was an opportunity to explore the connections between religious traditions and a world of rapid technological, commercial and communal change. Even more importantly, it presented a challenge that has become central to CLAL: translating the particularistic language and wisdom of Jewish tradition for a wider, global audience.