What is “flexigidity” and how has it ensured Jewish survival and identity? Using the concept of flexigidity—the combined effects of both flexibility and rigidity--Gidi Grinstein asserts that w... hat has sustained the Jewish people for centuries is an ability to evolve within their current environment (flexibility) while simultaneously maintaining a solid core of values from which they don’t veer (rigidity). By maintaining a healthy dynamic between these two extremes, flexigidity will ensure Jewish survival, security and prosperity in the future. See lessSee more
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Gidi Grinstein is the Founder and President of The Reut Institute, and author of Flexigidity: The Invisible Hand of Jewish Adaptability. Grinstein previously served as Secretary and Coordinator of the Israeli Delegation for the Negotiations with the PLO between 1999-01 under Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Grinstein is a graduate of the Tel-Aviv University schools of Law and Economics, as well as of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Israel Fellow.