Current ResearchersBelow is a list of researchers funded by Tag:
Over millennia, Judaism and the Jewish people have generated a body of knowledge and ideas, a range of brilliant scholars and a social and cultural heritage that stands out in the annals of history.
Our challenge is to use this knowledge, wisdom and experience to contribute towards the myriad of personal, family and social issues which we confront on a daily basis.
Today, Western societies face new personal, family and communal issues, and struggle to cope with a range of social challenges, such as high divorce rates, teenage motherhood and an increasingly aging population. They also grapple with persistent social problems, such as crime, addictions and antisocial behaviour.
Tag Institute believes that Judaism offers a source of wisdom that can contribute towards rethinking approaches to these social challenges. The values and rich experience of Jewish life in a vast array of circumstances can help improve the lives of people today. Judaic teachings, values and traditions offer valuable moral insights needed for the psychological and spiritual health of individuals and society.
Our aim is to develop and disseminate such Jewish ideas and knowledge as can help professionals, academics, clergy, and interested laypeople to make lives and communities better.
Just as Jewish wisdom and values has gained international respect and recognition in medical and business ethics, we aim for it achieve the same for its contribution to social values. In so doing, Judaism will be able to play a fuller part in addressing the problems that face us today and make a fuller contribution to human progress.
Tag Institute has a sister organisation Tag International Development which deploys unique humanitarian expertise and proven social models to create sustainable solutions for developing countries.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this listserv, please e-mail Dr. Michael Ben-Avie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tag Institute is a Think Tank and Research Centre that promotes interdisciplinary research integrating insights from Jewish texts and practices with the methods and concepts of the social sciences to create interventions that promote the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities, and society.