9Adar is February 8-14, 2019 (Adar Aleph 3-9 5779)

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Color Coated Monoblogue

Posted on February 13, 2014

The items I agreed to do by today It was easy to share Facebook posts about Adar 9, talk about it at the Shabbat table and with friends, and start to write this piece. The self-reflection part was simultaneously too simple and too challenging. I experienced a lot of inner constructive conflict over the past Continue Reading »

Teaching at Mamad Efrata Talpaz

Posted on February 12, 2014

Just want to drop a note to say that I enjoyed teaching about the 9th of Adar to my students. My grades 4-6 students at Mamad Efrata Talpaz in Armon Hanaztziv learned the mishnah on Machloket leshem shamayim as well as the story of Bet Shammai who brought the sword into the bet midrash. Students Continue Reading »

Constructive Conflict through Philanthropy

Posted on February 10, 2014

One of the eighteen ways people and organizations can help promote the new Jewish holiday of 9Adar, Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict, is through giving tzedakah to organizations that promote these values in our local communities and in the world. Giving tzedakah is a traditional way of commemorating fast days. The question is how to Continue Reading »

From Uriel and Rachel Roth

Posted on February 10, 2014

What to do and what not to do on 9 Adar…

From Ruth Arkush

Posted on February 9, 2014

I am writing to tell you that I gave a dvar torah yesterday at the Ein Prat minyan in Rehavia where we daven about 9 Adar. I spoke about the history and meaning of the day, and the amazing work your initiative is doing to bring it alive again in such a positive and meaningful Continue Reading »

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

Posted on February 9, 2014

Jewish 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 Continue Reading »

Interview about 9 Adar on the Nachum Segal Network

Posted on February 8, 2014

Go to THIS LINK to hear an interview with Daniel Roth about 9 Adar on the Nachum Segal Network’s That’s Life Show with Miriam Wallach. The segment with Daniel is from 43:01 to 53:34.

Articles from JCPA

Posted on February 8, 2014

Articles submitted to 9 Adar from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs: Practical Guidelines for Synagogues, JCCs and Other Institutions by Melissa Weintraub and Eyal Rabinovitch Building a Spirit of Sacred Disagreement on Israel by Melissa Weintraub from the JewishJournal.com Practicing Peace on the 9th of Adar by Amy Eilberg Restoring Machloket l’shem Shamayim in Continue Reading »

The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Conflict Resolution Day and 9 Adar

Posted on February 8, 2014

In 2005, in order to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its many benefits, the Association for Conflict Resolution Board of Directors adopted a resolution designating October 20, 2005 as Conflict Resolution Day. Prior to 2005, there were many annual celebrations for conflict resolution or mediation ACR, but they each took place at different Continue Reading »

Listen for Peace

Posted on February 7, 2014

It’s easy to scream at, talk past and even ignore people with whom we disagree, but it can be the hardest thing in the world to have a good argument with them. A good argument – one where where we speak with respect, even to people with whom we disagree, where we are able to Continue Reading »

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