Monday, January 8

Higher Concerns

To produce the leadership that the Jewish people and the State of Israel need today, are there any common denomonators that must be nurtured? Duh?! Education -- and a higher education that values the humanities.
The encouragement of great leadership is not an exact science; but neither is it rocket science. It begins with education, and in particular, a university system that provides far more than vocational preparation for the next generation of high-tech wunderkinder. It requires a profound investment in Jewish and Western humanities, for only in this way can a generation of citizens emerge who understand the meaning of our past, the imperative of public service, the reasons for sacrifice, the possibilities of the spirit, the obligations of ethics, and the unique potential of the Jewish people.

...says the editors of Azure (link)

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