Weekly Links January 3rd-10th 2014

Rabbi Daniel Gordis’ perceptive addendum to his original Jewish Review of Books piece regarding the Pew Survey and Conservative Judaism

http://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/673/cognitive-dissonance/

A unique look at a person who is deeply in touch with her natural surroundings and the non-human animals all around her.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator [must request a screening]

“While scholars of other nationalities may use the resources of their institutions, Israeli scholars must make do with their own private means or rely upon charity; they enjoy equal academic freedom in the same way that the rich and the poor are equally free to hold an unpaid office.”

http://jfjfp.com/?p=54373

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