From the President’s House: Biblical conflicts and Mediation with Daniel Roth

Hear keynote speaker R’ Dr. Daniel Roth, director of PCJCR and Mosaica’s Religious Peace Initiative at the home of President Reuven Rivlin marking Dibur Hadash: Israel Week of Mediation and Dialogue (9Adar Israel).  The event was in partnership with 929 and Mosaica and focused on the culture of disagreement and dialogue in Judaism and today and included speeches by  President Rivlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut and Rabbi Benny Lau.  Daniel spoke about the need to read Biblical conflicts as mediators in the spirit of our newest program Mahloket Matters.

About Daniel Roth

Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth is the Director Emeritus of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution and an adjunct faculty member. He taught at Pardes for over twenty years and is now the Director of Mosaica - The Religious Peace Initiative. He also teaches graduate courses on religion and peace building at Bar-Ilan University’s Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Graduate Program, as well as at Tel Aviv University’s International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, and at Hebrew University’s Coexistence in the Middle East summer program. Roth initiated Pardes's Mahloket Matters: How to Disagree Constructively and the 9Adar Project: Jewish Week of Constructive Conflict, known in Israel as DiburHadash: The Israeli Week of Mediation and Dialogue. Roth is a regular lecturer of MEJDI (multi-narrative) Tours and National Geographic. He was a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution. He holds a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University’s Conflict Resolution Program, MA in Talmud from Hebrew University, B.Ed in Jewish Philosophy and Talmud from Herzog Teachers’ College, and studied for eight years in Yeshivat Har-Etzion during which time he received rabbinic ordination. Click here to read more.

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