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Orthodox Communities and American Politics

Thursday, October 22, 2020 4 Marcheshvan 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMZoom

In partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute:
A conversation featuring: Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Professor Michael (Avi) Helfand and Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz.

Learn more and register for Hartman’s Fall Programming and gain access to this special session. Please note that you will be able to enter the session, hosted on the Hartman Fall learning platform, two minutes prior to the start time.

American Orthodox communities are grappling with the same polarization as American society as a whole. Rather than focusing on a description of the conflicts, in this discussion we will address foundational questions that animate these conflicts such as the following: What is/should be the relationship between religion and politics? How should Jews engage in civic life? How do/should Jews balance our interests and our values? How do people and communities navigate these questions differently from one another, and why? 

This conversation will be part of a larger Hartman initiative in the weeks leading up the presidential election to explore, more generally, the relationship between American Jews and Democracy.

 

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