Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Less talk, more action?

A JTA article that's actually original! The Messiah must have arrived.
In any case, someone has noticed that there seem to have been an unusually large number of conferences in recent weeks on the future of Jews and Judaism (the Israeli president's bash, the Wye River conference, the upcoming Jewish Week conference, etc.), and is analyzing the zeitgeist. The general theory: that this signals a move away from the established Jewish organizations, who are now recognized as lacking the creativity, relevance and ability to actually tackle our major problems.
One problem with that: most of the conferences might have been under new auspices, but they were jam-packed with leaders of said organizations. If that's the way you're going to go, it's not enough to have new organizations or forums; you need new thinkers.

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