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Our Values, Our Aspirations: A Jewish Communal Conversation

November 19, 2019

THE MORAL TRIBES OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE: CONFLICT AND COMMUNITY IN AN AGE OF POLARIZATION

Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Shalom Hartman Institute of North America for an engaging public lecture with Dr. Tal Becker , Senior Research Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute.

In many of the issues dividing the Jewish people today – whether Israel, American politics or others – conflicting viewpoints are often seen not as part of healthy community debate, but as moral lines which separate loyalty from betrayal, creating a battlefield of intensifying tribal conflict. The result is a zero-sum dynamic, which threatens civil discourse, delegitimizes compromise, and undermines our sense of Jewish community and peoplehood. Is there an alternative to this partisan dynamic, when the issues at stake touch our sense of identity and our moral convictions so deeply?

Join us to be part of this fascinating conversation and Q&A.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dessert reception to follow.
Kosher dietary laws observed.

 

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Space is limited. Register early.
Limited parking at WHC and street parking available.

 

This public lecture is presented by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington in partnership with The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

 

Federation is proud to partner with The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education serving Israel and world Jewry. Together, we are offering Greater Washington’s Jewish community members meaningful opportunities to explore the most pressing questions facing the Jewish community today, including Jewish identity, Israel-Diaspora relationships, and civic engagement. Learn more about the partnership here.

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Date:
November 19, 2019

Venue

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

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