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770 Charles Herman artistic

editor Walter Ackerman
770 Charles Herman artistic expression as a process, for its own sake, rather than as a product. These values, which are antithetical to modern, western society, are enormously helpful to individuals seeking to rediscover some of the fundamental qualities of Jewish spiritual experience. Toward a Philosophy of Jewish Renewal  The tension between independence and belonging, which is so crucial for personal  development, is also crucial to the develop-ment of a people. 2 Nesiya can be understood as an attempt to evolve a philosophy and model for fostering spiritual renewal in Jewish life. In trying to develop programs that would have an enduring impact on the lives of participants, three educational concerns have always been central to the work. Our approach toward addressing these concerns, though, continues to change. Exploring Personal Relevance Perhaps the most basic concern in Jewish life today, which cuts across denominations, organizations, and homelands, involves the challenge of living life as a modern individual and also fully as a Jew. While the Jewish people has succeeded in providing institu-tional responses to the challenge of Jewish continuity, there is a lack of opportunities for individuals to explore what Judaism and Israel mean to them personally. Jewish philosophers and thinkers contin-ually grapple with this challenge. Educational programs, however, rarely explore this question in experiential terms. Bright and ques-tioning individuals, especially young people, need structured oppor-tunities to explore the personal relevance of Judaism and Israel to their own lives. What Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote twenty years ago about the crisis of the individual in Jewish life remains all too true today. 2 From  Our Culture, an introduction to the guidelines  and rules for Nesiya Institute Experiences for High School Students.   Chapter Home  | TOC t

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770 Charles Herman artistic expression as a process, for its own sake, rather than as a product. These values, which are antithetical to modern, western society, are enormously helpful to individuals seeking to rediscover some of the fundamental qualities of Jewish spiritual experience. Toward a Philosophy of Jewish Renewal \\" The tension between independence and belonging, which is so crucial for personal development, is also crucial to the develop-ment of a people.\\" 2 Nesiya can be understood as an attempt to evolve a philosophy and model for fostering spiritual renewal in Jewish life. In trying to develop programs that would have an enduring impact on the lives of participants, three educational concerns have always been central to the work. Our approach toward addressing these concerns, though, continues to change. Exploring Personal Relevance Perhaps the most basic concern in Jewish life today, which cuts across denominations, organizations, and homelands, involves the challenge of living life as a modern individual and also fully as a Jew. While the Jewish people has succeeded in providing institu-tional responses to the challenge of Jewish continuity, there is a lack of opportunities for individuals to explore what Judaism and Israel mean to them personally. Jewish philosophers and thinkers contin-ually grapple with this challenge. Educational programs, however, rarely explore this question in experiential terms. Bright and ques-tioning individuals, especially young people, need structured oppor-tunities to explore the personal relevance of Judaism and Israel to their own lives. What Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote twenty years ago about the crisis of the individual in Jewish life remains all too true today. 2 From \\" Our Culture,\\" an introduction to the guidelines and rules for Nesiya Institute Experiences for High School Students. << Chapter >> Home | TOC t
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