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

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Campaign 2018: Keep or Cancel? You Decide!

Recently, communities in America and around the world have shared with us the increasing challenges they face in balancing opposing political and ideological views both within their own community and between communities. Too often, communities feel stuck having to choose between either engaging in volatile destructive interactions or attempting to avoid such conversations altogether in favor of communal harmony.

However, there is a third option. In Judaism this may be referred to as mahloket l’shem shamayim, literally ‘disagreement for the sake of Heaven,’ which means disagreeing constructively in a manner that allows opposing sides to learn from one another and even strengthen their relationship, instead of damaging it.

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and the 9Adar Project invite rabbis, educators and community leaders to lead an intriguing 60-90 minute event called “Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively: The Sanhedrin Way.” Learn the ancient Sanhedrin’s guidelines for engaging in constructive mahloket (disagreement). Practice using these guidelines in a mock-Sanhedrin exercise: “Keep or Cancel? You Decide!”

We have tailor made this project for Synagogues, Campuses and Schools. Click here to register for Mahloket Matters: The Sanhedrin Way.

Other Ways to Get Involved

In addition to taking part in the Keep or Cancel campaign above, individuals, families, schools, congregations, organizations, and businesses can all play critical roles in promoting a culture of constructive conflict and benefit from making their conflicts more constructive. The 9Adar Project makes this easy and effective.

  1. Receive our newsletters to learn the latest in events and articles in the field of constructive conflict. Subscribe now!
  2. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get ideas and inspiration as how to together we can promote a culture of more constructive conflict throughout the year.
  3. List your organization as promoting a culture of constructive conflict across personal, political, religious, racial, ideological divides.
  4. Share what you are doing. Use #9Adar on social media so that we can share and publicize your events. Email us at 9Adar@pardes.org.il with pictures, videos, summaries and articles for us to post.
  5. See other 9Adar resources such as study guides, videos, board meeting activities, promotional material and more in our Resources section.

If you have comments or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 9Adar@pardes.org.il.

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