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Saturday, February 16 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
The 9th of Adar/February 19th: The Day Peaceful Constructive Conflict Became Violently Destructive

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Roughly 2000 years ago, on the 9th of Adar (this year February 19), the initially peaceful, constructive conflict between two dominant Jewish schools of thought, Beit Hillel & Beit Shammai, erupted into a violent and destructive conflict leading to the death of many. Come learn about the history, texts and traditions relevant to this day, why it became a fast day and how we can turn this day into one of constructive conflict - to better ourselves & the world. Texts available in Hebrew and English.

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Alana Alpert

Co-Founder, Detroit Jews for justice
Rabbi Alana Alpert is the co-founder of Detroit Jews for Justice (DJJ), which organizes Jewish community to engage in local movements for racial and economic. DJJ has mobilized hundreds to take action for regional transit, access to water, sick-time for workers, and strong public... Read More →
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Yaffa Epstein

Yaffa serves as the director of education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Yaffa received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a law degree from Bar-Ilan University. Rabbah Epstein has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and liturgy at Pardes... Read More →
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Dasi Fruchter

Student, Yeshivat Maharat
Dasi Fruchter, a student at Yeshivat Maharat, thrives on spiritual leadership, community building, and faith-driven social justice work. In addition to her seminary studies, Dasi is a student at NYU and a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidson Scholar, pursuing an MPA at the Wagner School... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm EST
Piscataway ballroom level