Month: February 2021

Israel: We must not teach history, but instill memory

February 25, 2021 Israel: We must not teach history, but instill memory By Barbara Sofer Jewish educators, most notably our contemporary Jerusalemite master teacher Avraham Infeld, insist that it’s not history we need to teach the next generation, but memory that we must instill. Says Infeld: It’s not what happened in the past that matters …

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Considering conversion: From Texas church songs to Israel hassidic tunes

February 12, 2021 Considering conversion: From Texas church songs to Israel hassidic tunes By Barbara Sofer  She used to be the minister of song in a Texas megachurch, but now she’s an aficionado of hassidic melodies in Israel. I’m thinking of this remarkable story as the women of the Chabad movement mark the 33rd anniversary of the …

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