Judaism is founded on the human faith and divine promise that the world can be perfected.


Jewish Thought and the Modern World

This site is an online archive and tribute to the work of Rabbi Dr. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg. Rabbi Greenberg’s rich career encompasses his work as a renowned scholar, a beloved teacher, a developer of several institutions core to the life of the American Jewish community, a congregational rabbi, and an author. Browse hundreds of online resources spanning Rabbi Greenberg’s academic and institutional work, covering topics such as: post-Holocaust theology, Israel and Zionism, the Judaism and modernity, and Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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“Confronting Jewish Destiny”

Judaism teaches about a final redemption that is totally perfect and entirely universal: all of humanity will be united in compassion and understanding.

“Self and Community: Being Human”

Judaism stresses the dignity of each individual human. Rabbi Greenberg elaborates on this teaching in the literature of the rabbis and in contemporary life.

J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life


The J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) is a division of Hadar dedicated to promoting the teachings and thought of Rabbi Yitz Greenberg. By developing and disseminating his ideas, JJGI seeks to sustain a vision of Jewish life that is fully integrated into postmodern culture.


New Video Series: Conversations with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg

When I joined the Hadar Institute as Senior Scholar-in-Residence and President of the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life, our main goal was to help me teach Torah in new mediums and connect with new and broader audiences. To that end, I’m so happy and thankful to share one a new video…

In Praise

by Aryeh Rubin