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      Audio: Meeting the Modern World with Jewish Values

      Prof. Benyamin Ish Shalom is transforming how Israelis and Jews view themselves and their heritage.
      5/3/2011, 11:40 PM

      A7 Radio's "Welcome to the Tribe" with Gabriella Licsko
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      An interview with Professor Benyamin Ish Shalom, Chairman of the Ministry of Education's Committee for Jewish Culture and Heritage Education and founder and rector of the prestigious institute: Beit Morasha of Jerusalem: The center for Advanced Judaic Studies and Leadership. Become familiar with how a small modern Orthodox Beit Midrash turned into a well-known academic and educational institution. This is a school which has the ability to make a big difference in transforming how Israelis and Jews view themselves and their heritage.
      In today's program you will get to know the Beit Morasha institution and its goals and accomplishments in Jewish education. Get acquainted with their Beit Midrash programs, M.A programs, conversion tracks, courses for IDF officers and more. Professor Ish Shalom is also the author of the book Rav Kook:  Between Rationalism and Mysticism. Hear about Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook and his luminary's importance in Jewish religious and Zionistic thought.

      Gabriella Licsko is a lecturer on Jewish history and society focusing on different religious communities. She leads tours of different neighborhoods in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as tours across the country. Gabriella holds a bachelor's degree in Culture Studies and a master's degree in Jewish Studies and made aliyah from Hungary in 2007. She hosts the Welcome to the Tribe podcast every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Israel National Radio.
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