The multicultural model requires a recognition of the diversity of Jewish life as a value rather than an unfortunate fact.
The core curriculum that defines the Jewish people ought to be at once elastic and centrifugal, moving in various directions at once.
The list of 100 Great Modern Jewish Books is a program intended to attract attention to the power of Jewish literature and its potential to change our lives.
To set out deliberately to create a canon of modern Jewish literature, supported by communal resources, is wrongheaded.
1. What is the relationship between Jewish books and Jewish lives?
2. Does popular culture and the tempo of contemporary living preclude serious engagement in Jewish reading?
3. How might Israeli literature serve as a window into Israeli culture, politics, and life?