Our Orthodox communities are grappling with a version of the polarization that is dividing America. Rather than focusing on what divides us, this conversation will address the shared foundational questions that animate these conflicts: How do we understand the relationship between religion and politics? How should Jews engage in civic life? How can we balance our interests and our values? How do people and communities navigate these questions differently from one another, and why?
Consider our common beliefs in this panel discussion with Elana Stein Hain, Avi Helfand and Rivka Press Schwartz.
This panel was offered in partnership with Congregation Beth Sholom, Stanton Street Shul, Congregation Ramath Orah, West Side Institutional Synagogue, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Hudson Yards Synagogue, The Prospect Heights Shul, The Riverdale Minyan, The Downtown Minyan, Kehilath Jeshurun, and The Jewish Center.
Recorded as part of Judaism, Citizenship, and Democracy, a two week symposium by the Shalom Hartman Institute in October 2020.