Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Mondays, 7-9 pm. Apr 24, May 22, Jun 12 - All sessions at Mount Zion.

A Hartman Institute Lecture & Study Series
Led by Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker

COST: $36/Mount Zion members; $72/Public; Tuition Is for the entire series. Each session Is a stand-alone class; please attend as many as you are able

Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute from Jerusalem into the Mount Zion community this year.

iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences.

Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism.

Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Spilker, and video lecture and interviews with leading Hartman scholars.

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