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Beyond Dispute

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, April 18, 2021 6 Iyyar 5781

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMvia Zoom

2. Sunday, April 25, 2021 13 Iyyar 5781

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMvia Zoom
Past Sessions
Sunday, April 11, 2021 29 Nisan 5781 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - via Zoom

Debates—philosophical, spiritual, ethical, and cultural—are at the heart of Judaism and Jewish life. Are religion and reason compatible? Can Jewish law change based on context? How do we teach and talk about the Holocaust and the State of Israel? Should we prioritize Jewish causes or universal causes in our giving? Is Jewish tradition intrinsically patriarchal and ableist? Is our relationship with God defined by human obligation or divine compassion?

Beyond Dispute is a comprehensive toolkit that allows rabbis and educators to bring adult learners into a substantive, text-based exploration of how these debates have been manifested over the course of Jewish history, and to lead rich discussion about their continued resonance for contemporary Jewish life. The course enables teachers and students alike to go beyond the conflicts themselves to uncover the essential questions that underlie them, and to build a more inclusive view of the Jewish past, present, and future.

This course was produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary and includes texts and videos with JTS professors on each of the 11 different topics. Rabbi Horwitz will guide the class through this engaging curriculum.

Registration for the year is closed.

Click here to find the handouts for the class.

Click here to watch the recordings of previous classes.

 

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