9Adar is February 15-21, 2021 (Adar 3-9 5781)


The Mitzvah of Conflict Resolution on Campus

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, discusses a number of sources that instruct us in the mitzvah and process of conflict resolution. Here’s one:

“In Exodus 23:5 we read: ‘When you see that ass of your enemy lying under its burden and would refrain from raising it, you must nevertheless raise it with him (azon ta’azov imo).’ Herein is presented a classic strategy that is intended to cause both an individual and his/her enemy to rethink their assumptions regarding the other.”

Read the rest of Chaim’s article here: The Mitzvah of Conflict Resolution – on Campus.

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