Spring 2018 Issue

Spring is just around the corner and with it we celebrate arrival of our second issue of Wise.

In this issue, you will find examples of their Torah ranging from edible midrash to a new (uniquely Jewish) poetic form to sensational original compositions.

We hope that you learn from their work was much as we did.

We welcome your feedback at hucwisejournal@gmail.com.

Summer 2017 Issue

It is with great excitement that we publish this first issue of Wise, sharing the creativity and wisdom of our classmates at HUC-JIR (and a few freshly minted graduates). In this issue, you will find examples of their Torah ranging from polyglot poetry to soaring song to prophetic visualizations of ancient texts to incisive analyses of problems old and new. We hope that you learn from their work was much as we did.

We’re Accepting Submissions

We’re excited to be launching HUC-JIR’s new student journal, Wise, this spring! Wise aspires to lift the discourse of the Reform Jewish world by featuring the finest Torah of the students of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. We want to celebrate Torah in its broadest sense, showcasing excellent Jewish ideas in all forms of expression,…

Who is Wise?

,בֶּן זוֹמָא אוֹמֵר: אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם .שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (תהלים קיט) מִכָּל מְלַמְּדַי הִשְׂכַּלְתִּי כִּי עֵדְוֹתֶיךָ שִׂיחָה לִּי Ben Zoma says: Who is the wise one? One who learns from all, as it says, “I have acquired understanding from all my teachers.” Mishnah Avot 4:1 Wise aspires to lift the discourse of the Reform Jewish world by…