13 2020

Mahloket Matters: Constructive Conflict in Jewish Life

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Beth Tzedec Congregation 1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3
416-781-3511 info@beth-tzedec.org

Contact Marlene Laba
416-781-3514 ext. 234

$ Cost $ 20.00

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, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl will lead this study on 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. [Class sessions: January 13, 20 & 27]

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