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Machloket – Constructive Conflict for the Sake of Heaven – Jewish Tradition and Human Nature

Gerald SteinbergJewish tradition emphasizes machloket (disputes and strife) – as a fact of life, rather than as a problematic exception. Indeed, the process of Machloket is central for understanding sacred texts, as well as for response to a changing environment. These texts, from ancient to modern, refer to many instances of community strife covering a very wide range of issues. As a result, Machloket, in the form of constructive conflict, is viewed as a part of social, interpersonal and family relationships. Read full article from Gerald Steinberg…

 

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