The beginnings of a Jewish dialogue, thoughts on Jewish renewal and revival, why we need it, how to get it and what it means for this modern world.

I am hoping to create a space here on this blog for some radical thinking, challenging ideas that will interrogate received ideas and wisdom. In a ‘western’ world increasingly dominated by secularism and humanist, post-modern ideology, just how do we as Jews present the message of hope, renewal and redemption? How can we begin to formulate strategies to help others if our own intellectual and spiritual  environment is in need of revival too? If you are interested in Jewish renewal, community refreshing, a connection with Israel and a refocus on our national call to be a light to the nations around us, then this blog will interest you.

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2 thoughts on “The beginnings of a Jewish dialogue, thoughts on Jewish renewal and revival, why we need it, how to get it and what it means for this modern world.

  1. Judaism needs revival if it wants to survive. We have to ask the question: Is Judaism merely a cultural ID, social engagement or a form of religious fundamentalism? Shouldn’t we be searching for the voice of the living God of Israel? Either we are the people of the LIVING God, or we are not, and we surrender our national call and reason to exist, merely fighting for the survival of yet another minority. Why can the existence of God be denied as a Jew, yet it is apparently forbidden to believe that God has come to save His people’s souls by paying the price for sin Himself. Are we still living in Tannaitic times, where the voices of the true prophets are silenced by the religious establishment? What do you think? I look forward to replies and robust discussion.

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