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Mahloket Matters: Constructive Conflict in Jewish Life with Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl

Monday Night Learning

Jan 13 2020, 7:30PM to 9:00PM in the Hurwich Boardroom.
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In the current cultural political climate, most people agree that civil discourse has deteriorated—a sign of danger to democracy. Following a program developed by the Pardes Institute, we shall study constructive disagreement. Whether in the Sanhedrin (High Court) or the Beit Midrash (Academy), mahloket, conflicting opinion is found throughout classic Jewish literature. Using video and text study, we shall examine a contemporary issue with reference to a biblical conflict narrative, how classical commentators read the “facts,” historical precedents for each position and practical possibilities to understand and engage more constructively with opposing political views, encountered in personal interaction, social or news media.

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