How to Argue Like a Jew

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How to Argue Like a Jew

Tuesday at 12:00pm PST

We are delighted to offer this class for free, to make it available to everyone. To ensure we can keep making Jewish education accessible at no charge, we ask those who can afford it to make a suggested donation of $36 (or more, if you are so moved). Thank you for your generosity!

Mahloket is a Jewish concept for “disagreement,” hopefully done well. Join the director of the Pardes Mahloket Matters project, Sefi Kraut, in this 5-week course in which we’ll study Jewish text and reveal the ways in which Jewish wisdom guides us through difficult conversations and strengthens the culture of constructive disagreement today. You’ll leave with the skills to engage in hard conversations, interpret Jewish text, and inspire others to engage in civil discourse.

This class meets on the following Tuesdays at noon:

January 16 Session #1: The Mahloket Matters Framework

January 23 Session #2: Moral Foundation Theory

January 30 Session #3: Meet or Refuse to Meet?

February 6 Session #4: Punishment or Prevention: What is the appropriate leadership approach to crime?

February 13 Session #5: The Relationship between the Past and the Future

Sefi Kraut Headshot

Sefi Kraut has had the privilege of teaching Judaic Studies since 2004. She began her professional career teaching Tanakh to middle school students at a Jewish day school in Paramus, NJ. Upon moving to Israel in 2013, Sefi taught in several gap year programs before joining the faculty of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. Additionally, Sefi is the Director of the Pardes Mahloket Matters project. She frequently leads Mahloket Matters fellowships and seminars for educators, rabbis, and lay leaders. Sefi has also co-created a new curriculum for teens called, “Mahloket Matters: Navigating Inner Challenges and Societal Discord through Jewish Text and Social-Emotional Learning.”  


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