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Rabbi David Hartman

Reconstructing Redemption

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Jewish ritual is meant to be experiential -- something that simultaneously catapults us backwards in time and propels us forward in anticipation of the future. When we sit at the seder we are attempting to connect with the Power that makes for freedom, identify that force within ourselves and the Universe to bring about redemption.

The Pope And The Rabbi: Different Perspectives On Humility

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 04.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

On the surface, the death of Rabbi Hartman and the resignation of Pope Benedict occurring at the same time was a mere coincidence, two separate news items in two separate parts of the world, affecting two different religious communities. But there are lessons to learn from both men.

Rabbi David Hartman: A Transformative Force And A Unique Legacy

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

The world was blessed for more than 80 years (1931-2013) with the presence of a hero of Torah, a progressive force for good, a religious pluralist, and an astounding teacher of ethics and spirituality. Yesterday, we lost a a great leader.

A Personal Thank You to Rabbi David Hartman and Dr. Menachem Elon: Giants of the Jewish World

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

While Dr. Elon and Rabbi Hartman made different contributions to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, for me, as part of the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) and Yeshivat Maharat families, they had a common point: their unconditional support for our vision, our programs and our institutions.

The Miracle(s) Of Hanukkah

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

What is the real miracle of Hanukkah? It is the miracle of human courage that empowers us to take risks for the future even in our imperfect, uncertain world. It is the courage, even in the darkest of times, to create our own light.