Korach 5783: Was a Different Conversation Possible?

Posted by Pardes Faculty on June 13, 2023
Topics: Tanakh, Pardes from Jerusalem, Bamidbar (Numbers), Korach

How we can have hard conversations that lead to growth and renewed relationship, as opposed to anger and distance?

In this week’s Parsha Podcast, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield is joined by Pardes Faculty member Sefi Kraut, one of Pardes’s lead educators for Mahloket Matters. The Mahloket Matters methodology combines social psychology with the rich Jewish textual tradition of deeply engaging with conflicting opinions in order to learn. This curriculum helps provide learners with the motivation to better engage constructively with those with whom they disagree, thereby improving civil discourse. Mahloket Matters reframes what previously felt hostile and threatening as an opportunity for connection and change.

Join Zvi and Sefi for an exploration the narrative of this week’s Torah portion, Korach, through the lens of constructive conflict.

Credits: Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Sefi Kraut – Pardes Faculty

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