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Friday, February 14 • 10:25pm - 11:40pm
Originality and Conservatism: The Price You Pay for Going Your Own Way

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Yochanan ben Zakkai had two main disciples, described in the following ways: “A plastered cistern which loses not a drop," characterized by an exceptional memory, a keen eye, and conservatism and “a spring that ever gathers force,” characterized by creativity, kindness, and originality.  Both represent extreme attitudes regarding learning, friendship and equity.  Were they right to conduct their lives with absolute loyalty to their beliefs?  When is it the right time to surrender and compromise?


Renana Ravitsky Pilzer

Renana Ravitzky Pilzer is the Head of the Beit Midrash at the Hartman High School for Girls, where she is developing the Midrashiya's Orthodox feminist curriculum. She previously served as co-director of the Melamdim School for Teacher Training, which is run in partnership with Tel... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2014 10:25pm - 11:40pm EST
High Ridge

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