Welcome to the Text Me: Ancient Jewish Wisdom Meets Contemporary Technology website, a site devoted to ongoing dialogue about our Jewish values, our appreciation of digital opportunities and perils, and the dance between them. Many of the activities are drawn from the volume (Hamilton Press, 2019) with the same name as the website. New activities and dialogues will evolve as you utilize the two main sections of the website devoted to reflective pedagogy and philosophical/ethical dialogue. Feel free to be in touch with the project’s founder Rabbi Jeffrey Schein with questions or comments. Thank you for your insights and participation.
Three special messages during the COVID-19 pandemic
In an attempt to be responsive to zarchei ha-sha’ah (the exigencies of the moment), I share this article about technology and Jewish blessings in the age of COVID-19.
Written two months into COVID-19, my article, The Masked Rider is about Jewish values, bicycle-riding, and wearing masks, posted in my education column at The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood.
During month of Elul and through the High Holidays, there are several opportunities to connect with Rabbi Schein’s various versions of B’Dibur Echad: A Jewish Celebration and Critique of Our Relationship with Technology in the Light of COVID-19 being offered through The Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, American Jewish University, and, in the Twin Cities, the Hineini adult learning center and TC Jew Folk. You can also contact Rabbi Schein directly for more information.