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Donniel Hartman is a Jewish Israeli Modern Orthodox rabbi and educator. He is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. He has written books and essays on Judaism and modernity and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and synagogues in the United States and Canada. In 2009, he spoke at the Grand Valley State University Conference, "Religion and the Challenges of Modernity." In the 1990s, he was scholar in residence at the Jewish Community Center of the Palisades in New Jersey. He was described by a Reform Judaism organization as a thinker "whose thoughts, observations, and analysis of Israeli society are radical and refreshing."
Hartman has a doctorate in Jewish philosophy from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Master of Arts in political philosophy from New York University, and a Master of Arts in religion from Temple University.
Hartman has set up a program at the Shalom Hartman Institute that could lead to women being ordained as rabbis.
He has said that Israel and Diaspora Jewry must "rethink" their relationship.
In 2007, the Hartman Institute, under Donniel Hartman's direction, set up a religious high school for girls, Midrashiya, whose curriculum includes "a critical approach to the study of Jewish texts," volunteer work, and a sex-education curriculum, "one of the first ever among religious schools in Israel."
- The Boundaries of Judaism (Continuum Books, 2007) ISBN 978-0-8264-9663-8
- Judaism and the Challenges of Modern Life, Co-Editor with Moshe Halbertal (Continuum Books, 2007) ISBN 0-8264-9668-7
- "Mishpatim: A Man in Public," in The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish Men on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions, Jeffrey K. Salkin, Ed. (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2009) ISBN 978-1-58023-395-8
- "Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Avenutura, Florida" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-19.[dead link]
- "Religion and the Challenges of Modernity" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- Goldman, Ari L. (1994-06-19). "A Rabbi's Complicated Relationship With Judaism". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- "The ARZA Rabbinic Council in Action". Retrieved 2010-02-08.
- "Rabbi Is The Highest Title For Teacher". Jewish Week. Retrieved 2009-10-05.[dead link]
- "The impossible forfeit". Haaretz. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- "Israel at 60: Rethinking the Partnership between Israel and World Jewry". Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- "Midrashiya page on Hartman Institute website". Retrieved 2011-06-27.
- "New Orthodox girls schools push egalitarianism". Retrieved 2010-02-08.