At the end of December approximately 50 Barkai rabbis gathered at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in Jerusalem for a 2 day seminar on the subject of “The Family and Economy in an age of Postmodernism”. The seminar was held in conjun עction with the Ministry of Religious Services. The speakers included Rabbi Chaim Navon, noted columnist and author who spoke on the “Crisis of the Family in the 21st Century”, Rabbi Elie Scheinfeld who lectured on the topic of “The Challenges Standing Before the Stability of the Family in our Generation and our Responsibility During this Era” and Dr. Amiad Cohen, the Director of the Tikvah Foundation in Israel who spoke on the “Economy of the State of Israel in our Time”. Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and The Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel both came to give greetings. Each rabbi received a gift from Koren Publications.