Watch this video starting at 2’33” for stories from participants about the transformation of the Bay Area Jewish community from one of rancor and vitriol to one of dialogue and connection when talking about Israel (or anything else!) Submitted by: Rachel Eryn Kalish, M.C., Founding Facilitator of JCRC’s Project Reconnections and Year of Civil Discourse
Samuel and Evelyn Linden Scholarship Fund The Pardes Judaism and Conflict Resolution Course (Peace and Conflict Track) seeks to challenge participants into being knowledgeable and active rodfei shalom (Jewish pursuers of peace) between individuals, families, communities and nations. We will attempt to do this through the study of classic Jewish rabbinic texts, conflict resolution theories, Continue Reading »
If you were to mediate the conflicts between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai, how would you have facilitated a discussion between the two schools of thought? Read what Mark Kleiman writes about this in his article on Mediating in the First Century BCE.
Please see the 9 Adar Study Guide below. The Word version is available for you to edit and personalize with your own logo. If you do this, please be sure to leave the 9 Adar logo and footer about Pardes. With English and Hebrew texts: PDF format Word format (if you edit this document please Continue Reading »
JCPA has organized a series of Webinars tailored for rabbis in the upcoming months. There will be a session with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth of Pardes next week. Hope you will join us! “Machloket L’Shem Shamayim,” Text study and practical suggestions for observing the Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict, with Rabbi Steve Gutow and Rabbi Continue Reading »
The problem of human conflict, wrote Jewish philosopher Martin Buber is that people do not say what they mean, nor do they do what they say. People are not usually consciously inconsistent. Instead, they act on a host of assumptions about which they themselves are often unaware. Paradoxically, conflict can provide an opportunity for developing Continue Reading »
In honor of 9 Adar, the 10 best essay submissions will be published as a spring/summer 2014 issue of The Journal of Textual Reasoning. Entries welcome from scholars, students (grad, undergrad, high school, yeshiva), and community members. Read more…
We’d love to hear what you are planning for 9Adar 2015, or stories from last year.
When you greet someone on 9Adar, what should you say? Hi, Hello, Shalom? Something else? Read a special dvar torah by Pardes Director Daniel Landes on “How to Greet “How to Greet Others on 9 Adar”“.
The Minister of Education, MK Shai Piron, during his inaugural speech to the Knesset, spoke about the 9th of Adar in 2013. Watch in this one-minute video (with English subtitles) here.