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Publication Date: January 1998

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Barry Shrage

Series: Jewish Education News, Spring 1998

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Community life and organization)

Keywords: Spirituality; Community Formation; Values

Type: Brief

Coverage: Massachusetts United States


If being Jewish is to regain its meaning for Jews today, the Jewish community must be transformed. While it's impossible to "know" the exact shape the new paradigm will take, we must begin, with humility and respect for alternative proposals, the difficult, yet crucial task of proposing new visions. Here in Boston, 10 years of open discussion and experimentation are leading us to propose a community of Torah-serious Jewish learning, and tzedek--social justice for our Jewish people and all humankind.