Master Class: Navigating Conflict

Co-Sponsored by JTS@PAS
PAS Master Class: Navigating Conflicts in Traditional Jewish Cultures 
Tuesday | November 15 | 7:30-9:00 pm
Tuesdays | December 6, January 10, February 7 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Dr. Benjamin Gampel

Jews in traditional societies and cultures were compelled to navigate conflicts with their Christian and Muslim overlords, as well as negotiate tensions within the Jewish community. In this four part series, we will turn our attention to how Jews responded to the daily challenge of living as a Jew through an investigation into clashes over holy sites, disputes over ritual behavior, contention over religious and political responses to the surrounding society, and arguments over the creation and maintenance of communal boundaries.
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Session Topics:
November 15: Jews Christians and Muslims and the Holy City of Jerusalem: Roots of an Eternal Conflict
December 6: Women and the Obligation to Light Candles on Friday evening: A Story about Rabbis, Karaites, and Original Sin
January 10: Messianism and the Jews: Fulfillment or Betrayal?
February 7: Heresy and Community: The Case of Barukh/Benedictus Spinoza