If I’m Right, Are You Wrong?: Dispute and the Rejected Opinion in Jewish Law

Date: Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York City

Category: JTS in Your Community

JTS in Midtown

Spend lunchtime with The Jewish Theological and encounter compelling scholarship that brings Jewish texts and wisdom to bear on contemporary life.

Thursday, November 9, 12:30–1:45 p.m.

Even in these increasingly divisive times, dispute and disagreement are essential to the pursuit of truth and creation of community. But is there a correct way to debate? And can opposing viewpoints both be true? We will explore rabbinic perspectives on the process of debate and their significance for how we argue today.

Rabbi Noah Bickart, PhD, is a JTS Fellow and currently serves as the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program of Judaic Studies at Yale University. He received his doctorate in Talmud and rabbinic ordination from JTS.

This session will be held at a convenient location near Radio City (details available upon registration).

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