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 FLEX•I•GID•I•TY 
 /`fleksijidity/ noun 
 
  1. A hydrid of Flexibility and Rigidity that exists in every human association.
  2. Jewish Flexigidity - the unique manner in which Judaism and the Jewish people have synthesized flexibility and rigidity.
 
The Flexigidity Project is a 21st Century enterprise of talmud seeking to understand the state of the Jewish people and to shape its future. Join the conversation and enrich our dialogue with your insights and knowledge. We look forward to your contributions.
  
What is Flexigidity?About the Author
Gidi Grinstein is Founder and President of the Reut Institute, a Tel-Aviv based non-profit and non-partisan institution described by Tom Friedman of the New York Times as "Israel's premier strategy group". Gidi held a leading role in designing the Birthright Israel program from its inception.

 
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It is very important for Judaism to define children born of a Jewish father as Jewish regardless of who the mother is. We are losing half our people in the Diaspora by defining those half-Jewish peopl...seemore
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Yes, but is the brit static or changing? Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, in this piece, suggests the changing nature of the covenant http://rabbiirvinggreenberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2Perspectives-Volu...seemore
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I do not think that this story actually existed throught the times. i believe in your right ot be wrong...seemore
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I am fascinated by your contention that a strong Israel is dependent on a strong Jewish Diaspora.
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Read this document about Dellegitimization-
http://reut-institute.org/en/Publication.aspx?PublicationId=3769...seemore
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How do our differences hold us together?
Check this article in Haaretz by Rabbi Yehoshua Looks, who talks about the diversity of Jewish life

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"...Today, we are educating kids towards a world and a Jewish community that may look little like today’s...we need to teach them tools, processes, creativity, empathy,and critical thinking even ...seemore
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This song, performed by 'Ha'Brera Ha'Tivit' (The Natural Selection) is about the joy and pride that one feels when they reach the age of beginning to learn Torah.
It was written by Y...seemore
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What about the children of Israelis in the Diaspora? How should we view them? + My experience is that there is no such thing as a 3rd generation Israeli in the Diaspora. by then they are either Americ...seemore
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