This podcast was recorded during the Winter Pardes Executive Learning Seminar, 2018.
Faculty: Alex Israel
Description: Sometimes war happens within the family, and in Biblical Israel, the tribes of Israel frequently found themselves embroiled in civil war. Eventually, the kingdom split into two for centuries! What caused our tribal friction? Is internal conflict inevitable, and is it necessarily a bad thing? Can it be healed? In this session, we will examine a range of sources from Tanakh and commentaries to Rav Kook and Rabbi Steinsaltz, as we search for answers to these questions.
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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.