Last updated on: 1/11/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Big Tent Judaism Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“[I]n the summer of 2000, Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered the Palestinians 97% of all their land demands, including a compromise on Jerusalem. This was widely seen as the most generous offer any Israeli government could give, but Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, rejected it without making a counter-offer. His desire and/or ability to make peace was thereafter questioned. Shortly afterwards, the conflict slid back into violence, and the left wing Israeli government of Barak fell to the right-wing government of Ariel Sharon. The outstanding issues remain the size and borders of the future Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem, which the Palestinians would like as their capital, and the status of the Palestinian refugees.”

“Q&A: Jewish Life,” bigtentjudaism.org (accessed Jan. 11, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Big Tent Judaism is an independent, transdenominational, non-profit organization working in the United States and Canada to ‘open the tent’ to all who might find meaning in Jewish life and community…

We believe there is a benefit and value to being a part of an organized Jewish community, beyond simply being Jewish individually or having Jewish friends and family. There are so many different ways to connect to Jewish life, and we celebrate that diversity of choices.”

“First Time Here?,” bigtentjudaism.org (accessed Jan. 11, 2016)

Mission:

“For more than two decades, Big Tent Judaism (formerly known as Jewish Outreach Institute [1987-2015]) has been opening the Jewish tent to all who wish to enter…

Big Tent Judaism is creating a vibrant North American Jewish community that’s as warm, wise, and caring as the people within it. Our friendly army of communal professionals, volunteers, partnering organizations, and staff reach out to meet you wherever you happen to be in your Jewish journey…

Our programs, services, training, and research are proven to engage, excite, guide, support, and inspire the blossoming of Jewish life.”

“About Big Tent,” bigtentjudaism.org (accessed Jan. 11, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Jewish Ties to the Land Where Israel and the Palestinian Territories Currently Exist?