A 21st Century Zionism and the Days of Awe

Chancellor Schwartz in Switzerland with, left to right, Rabbi Steven Wernick; her husband Eric Fishman; and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove.

Chancellor Schwartz reflects in The Times of Israel on attending the international conference marking the 125th anniversary of the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. Invited to speak on a panel entitled, “A Twenty-first Century Zionism for a Twenty-first Century Jewish People,” she shares her vision for a new Zionism for the Jews of today and tomorrow—one devoted to strengthening Israel as a Jewish, democratic State—that “will be forged through deep learning, active listening, and engaged dialogue.”

“In this time of reflection before the Days of Awe, there is much we can learn from the Yom Kippur Viddui, the confessional we will soon be chanting, about the roadblocks we humans regularly throw in the way of genuinely listening to one another, especially when we disagree.”

Read more in The Times of Israel.