Learning to understand the other

The rifts in Israeli society continue to grow ever wider, fueled by political propaganda and polarized ideologies, but several organizations have initiated projects aimed at healing these rifts.

Among the most fascinating of these projects is the Hinam Center’s My Israeli Brother, aimed at getting participants to know others who are different in culture, traditions and even color. Such knowledge does not come about through superficial meetings, but through spending prolonged time together in each other’s environments.

This is one of many projects of the Posen Foundation created by Berlin- born American philanthropist Felix Posen, who believes that Judaism is not just a religion but a culture with many approaches and interpretations.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Learning-to-understand-the-other-446022

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