A Technology of Spirituality: Rabbi Irwin Kula and the TED Conference
Publication Date: January 2000
Author(s): Irwin Kula
Series: CLAL Culture Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Technology; Religion; Tradition
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.