Edgar M. Bronfman

Stories by Edgar M. Bronfman

‘To be Jewish is to ask questions’

To be Jewish is to ask questions. Our Talmud, by insisting we question, allows us to doubt. As Jews celebrate … Continued

A day devoted to gratitude

REUTERS The skyline of Manhattan is seen at twilight in New York, March 19, 2011. Under the green aerial are … Continued

Jewish activist: ‘Hate speech must not be accepted as civil discourse’

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Controversial posters on the Israel Palestinian conflict are placed at U Street Metro stop … Continued

Why civil discourse is imperative for inter-Jewish dialogue

Courtesy of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation Edgar Bronfman with Bronfman Youth Fellowships students. The increasingly partisan tone of the upcoming … Continued

High Holy Days: A time of ethical dialogue with the world at large

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ultra-Orthodox Jews perform the “Tashlich” prayer near a water source in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jerusalem … Continued

Create a holy Hanukkah

My first Hanukkah memory has nothing to do with the story of the Macabees overthrowing the Greeks to protect the … Continued

Bringing ourselves to the water on Yom Kippur

Bringing ourselves to the water on Yom Kippur As we come upon Yom Kippur, we are required to be self-reflective. … Continued

Why Hanukkah Still Matters

American Jews are well acquainted with the “December dilemma”: how should Jews celebrate Hanukkah when most of the country is … Continued

A Path to Jewish Renaissance

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, is also known as the day you can’t get a seat … Continued