Together we can make a difference
The significance of Judaism “does not lie in its being conductive to the survival of this particular people but in its being a source of spiritual wealth, a source of meaning relevant to all people.”
The Jewish Mission
has never been to make the world more Jewish,
but to make it more human
Happy new year
Rosh hashanah Eve, Friday September 18
Yom Kippur Eve, Sunday September 27
Sukkot Eve, Friday, October 2
To advance and strengthen the contribution of Judaism to human life
The Meriane Albagli Geni Cassorla Jewish Studies Academy
Much has changed in academia in the past few years as well as in the way people see the world. New questions have been asked and previous suppositions have been proved faulty.
On the basis that Judaism is the learned experiences of the Jewish people. These courses are grouped in three areas:
- The Experiences of the Jewish people
- The Jews’ Learned Lessons
- The Application of the Learned Lesson
Reading the TaNaKh in the 21st Century
Whether one believes or not that God wrote or dictated a collection of books, the TaNaKh, the Bible is, still Israel’s greatest creation and contribution to humanity.
Torah commentaries following the weekly synagogue calendar for reading the Pentateuch in one year.
Whereas in the past Jewish weddings were rituals sealing a legal transaction, in the 21st century the Jewish marriage ceremony is designed to express a couple’s inner feelings, their highest values and deepest hopes.
The Jewish wedding ceremony is a joyous and transcendental experience that calls for anticipation, awe and reverence. We are here to guide and help couples and families to create one of the most memorable moments in life
Talks and Webinars
Young Sephardi Entrepreneurs Forum
Young Sephardic entrepreneurs from around the world will come to South Florida October 1-10, 2021 for the Second Edition of the Young Sephardic Entrepreneurs Forum.
During 10 days a young an older generation will meet to learn, network, pitch their projects and envision the future.
The free workshops, seminars, conferences, and networking events taking place in different locations, aim at exploring common-grounds, discover opportunities, strengthen relationships, creativity and dynamism of young Sephardic entrepreneurs.
This site is focused on the vision, worldview, insights, challenges, and imperatives of jews, and Judaism as they face the 21st century
Who the human being is, what he is capable to do, how does the world function-are understandings produced by accumulative experience.
Though revisions are constant, they happen usually at such a slow path in relation to the shortness of individual human life, that they are mostly not perceived.
There are moments, however, that human life is so radically disrupted that the slow changes in understandings take unexpected turns.
The 21st century is one of those moments. Its difference is in the rate of “the “unexpected,” the need for change and to adapt to new changes is faster and more urgent than in previous periods.
This project aims at helping and offer guidance based on the learned lessons of over 3500 years of Jewish experience
The reason that Judaism has persisted and flourished
Judaism is what the Jewish people learn through their experiences
Rabbi Moshe Pitchon
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“To be a Jew is to participate in the universal project of mankind as well as in the particular covenants of our history.”
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
The 21st century is a time when Judaism is ready to be open to the world and not in retreat of it.
“Although there is an element of exclusivity in the notion of Israel as the chosen people, Jews have not traditionally understood their corporate role as being the only people in relation to God. Rather, their spiritual responsibility is to be “a priestly kingdom and a holy nation” (Exodus 19: 6) and thereby a light unto the nations. Through the people of Israel, all the people of the earth are promised God’s blessings (Genesis 12: 3).”
“Judaism was never meant for Jews alone. It contains a message for all humanity, Judaism belongs to the human conversation
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
“All the great conceptual discoveries of the intellect seem obvious and inescapable once they are revealed, but it requires a special genius to formulate them for the first time. The Jews had this gift. To them we owe the idea of equality before the law, both divine and human; of the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person; of the individual conscience and so of personal redemption; of the collective conscience and so of social responsibility; of peace as an abstract ideal, and love as the foundation of justice
The richness of Jewish culture is in large measure due to the variety of communal experiences. The Sephardim developed Jewish approaches to life that are unique and worth not only to be preserved but to continue developing them
Such a thing is not done in Israel
Through their own experiences, their trying and failing, dreaming, and facing realities, not less than their meeting face to face with transcendent life, the people of Israel developed a unique culture known as “Judaism.”
Many of the ideas found in Judaism are found in other cultures as well. Judaism does not claim a monopoly nor better practices. It simply states that these are the customs and traditions that have served well the people of Israel for thousands of years and, that they keep trying to improve what they do for their own well-being as well as for the well-being of others.
To learn is basic to Judaism. Learning, without acting upon what one has learned is not Judaism. Beginning with: “You shall not stand idly by the blood of your brother.” To, “Hate evil, Love the Good and establish justice in the gate,” Jewish Scriptures delineantes the requirements for being human.
21st Century Judaism: The Future of Judaism
Judaism’s future today depends more than ever on whether it withdraws into the ghetto and leaves the world to its fate, or whether it has the will to continue the discussion in which the world is engaged.
small efforts make big change
Whereas in the past Jewish weddings were rituals sealing a legal transaction, in the 21st century the Jewish marriage ceremony has revitalized and transformed old symbols into a vibrant and meaningful ceremony.
Jewish Studies Academy
Judaism is not a series of legends or regulations for a fictional world. It is the wisdom resulting from more than 3000 years of accumulated experience to enable a better life in the present and a clear view of the future. The JSA presents cutting edge Jewish academic research, religious-theological insight, and Jewish culture from literature to music to painting and film
the world in which we live
The 21stCenturyJudaism.com Magazine of opinion of what happens in the world. Commentaries and analysis not usually available in regular media. News from Israel, politics, economy, technology, health