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2013-2014 NFTY Study Theme

“Hashomer Achi Anochi”- Am I My Brother’s Keeper? NFTY Studies Our Responsibilities Toward Others

             “All of Israel is responsible for one another”  Shevuot 39a


At every Convention or Veida Asefah, NFTY selects a topic with foundations in Jewish text and tradition to explore as a movement. The Study Theme is proposed as a resolution, and voted on by the General Board.  NFTYites are encouraged to examine and think critically about the Study Theme through the lens of Reform Judaism.  Through programming, discussion and awareness, the Study Theme promotes Jewish moral values and understanding.

“Hashomer Achi Anochi”-Am I My Brother’s Keeper? NFTY Studies Our Responsibility Toward others" has been selected as the NFTY Study Theme for its second year.This theme urges us to examine what it means to be accountable to one another, and to assess to what degree we are responsible.  Hashomer Achi Anochi poses a question that challenges our community to interpret the roles of both ‘brother’ and ‘keeper’. As each of these variables shift, so might our responsibilities and obligations towards others.   In this coming year, 5773-5774, NFTY will work to further examine and explore this theme. 


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