As some of you may know, I’m on the steering committee for the PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism, which is poised to do great things this summer in Jerusalem.
Now Jewlicious readers (whose Hebrew is up to par) can read all about the initiative in this full-page article in Haaretz’s business section, also known as The Marker.
English translation hasn’t been posted, but the PICZ’s founders are very proud to be a part of this effort, which they consider a great milestone in the movement towards a Zionist renaissance–one built upon the notion that the creativity of the Jewish People is brought to its full potential by our unity and our resolve to continue improving the world through improving our place in it.
On BlogsofZion, co-founder Ariel Beery posted:
As Ahad Haam foretold over a century ago in his essays and pamphlets–and particularly in his “Jewish State, Jewish Problem“–the creation of a political entity for the Jewish People will not alone save the Jews from the challenges we face in every generation. Instead, the State must serve as a focal point and a tool–a means for continual growth and development, for persistent creativity. We aspire to take up the challenge of developing new ways to approach Jewish life in the here and now, new ways that will affect the future of the Jewish People around the world–and if the extraordinary growth of the Israeli hi-tech industry is any indication, Israeli social entrepreneurship is certainly poised for an explosion in creativity which we hope to be a part of.
Learn more at CreativeZionism.com.