Judaism is not black and white: IT IS COLOR

News & Events

Understanding Jerusalem

Lectures plus walking tours in honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem. Wednesdays at 15:30 with Lecturer Marik Stern. Starting April 26th.

Innovation – Music, Art, and Culture

How to Integrate them into our Rabbinic Work. June 29 – July 4, 2017 – Summer Seminar for Rabbis in The Schechter Institute in Jerusalem and Neve Schechter in Tel Aviv. With artists Shai Tsabari and Mor Karbasi, Rabbi David Golinkin, Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Rabbi Hayim Herring and others.

Jewish Life & Learning

God and Mother: Motherhood in Zionist Society in Eretz Yisrael

Motherhood is a central element in the process of nation building. The growth of nations, which entailed among other things new gender roles in society, transformed the notion of motherhood to a foundation stone.

Why is it Customary to Place a Stone on a Grave?

After checking dozens of books we have learned that there are three customs related to dirt, grass and stones at the end of the burial service or after visiting a grave. We shall present them in chronological order with the sources and explanations we have found for each custom.