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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.

Presenters
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Alana Alpert

Rabbi, Congregation T'chiyah
Alana Alpert, a California native, is excited to be reclaiming the roots her grandmother left behind in Detroit. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies, where she studied resistance and social movements, exploring the then burgeoning Jewish Social Justice Movement. She is a graduate of AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps and ACTIVATE! The Community Organizing Fellowship of Social Justice Leadership. Rabbi Alpert has worked... Read More →
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Yaffa Epstein

Rabba Yaffa Epstein serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University. Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as... 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 for Public Service and an MA in Judaic Studies. Dasi, who has organized for economic justice in New York, Washington D.C., London, and Israel, is a presenter on... Read More →


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