Radical innovation and the future of Jews

06.10.2012                      20.Tischrei. 5773                      Chol Hamo'ed 4

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Radical innovation and the future of Jews

Rethinking Judaism: Reading, interpreting, arguing about and celebrating Torah may be our time's saving innovation.

If we learn anything from Simhat Torah it should be that the future of the Jewish people depends on our capacity for radical innovation. There are signs that Jewish leaders of our time have some of the creativity and foresight of the ancient sages, who understood the necessity of inventing the holiday of Simhat Torah, but it’s too soon to say whether their innovations will ultimately be as successful in uniting the Jewish people….