Sep 2, 2009, 1:31:41 PM9/2/09
to Jewish Education
I know how much of a problem Jewish assimilation is, and have been
thinking for a while about creating a Jewish outreach Website. What I
had in mind was a non-denominational Website for Jews and non-Jews,
intended to present the many reasons Judaism is unique and special and
to celebrate the diversity within Jewish tradition. Myself, I'm
especially interested in historical movements that many people would
think of as heresies or splinter groups. Many people who have
stereotypes about Jews don't realize how multifaceted the picture is,
and many people who have an issue with "traditional" Judaism don't
realize that if they learned more, they would realize that some
significant Jewish movement was probably on their side and would have
made a reasonable case for their point of view.
Additional goals would be to describe the how and why behind Jewish
practices, and to help people connect with individuals and find
resources from Chabad to ALEPH to Karaite Jewish University.
I was thinking that an educational wiki such as WikiEducator might be
a good place to start a learning resource like this. The Web space is
free, and contributions by more than one person would be easy. As far
as I know, there isn't a resource like this which (1) discusses
historical as well as modern movements and (2) is not solely intended
What are your thoughts?