18Forty is a new media company that helps users find meaning in their lives through the exploration of Jewish thought and ideas. By addressing contemporary issues openly and honestly, 18Forty expands conversation, deepens understanding, and elevates the experience. With a commitment to exceptional design and intellectual integrity, 18Forty is rethinking Jewish wisdom and reframing Jewish values for a modern world.
Samuel G. Freedman: Can Jew vs. Jew Ever Become Jew with Jew? [Peoplehood 4/4]
Some would say that disagreement isn’t a bug of the Jewish community, but a feature. We have a rich history of debate in the Talmud and haven’t been able to shake this dubious quality even in the modern day United States. The internet has only exaggerated this, and while one can argue for the benefits of dissent, the fact that Jews seem embroiled in a perpetual state of debate remains.
-Is debate a healthy state of mind for our community?
-Should we be looking to avoid debate or embrace it?
-Does dissent cause only divide or can it be used as a means of understanding the other members of our community?
Tune in to hear Samuel discuss the roles that individual Jews play in the larger debate that is the Jewish community.
For more, visit https://18forty.org/peoplehood/#freedman