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Saturday, February 15 • 8:15pm - 9:15pm
“Remember What Amalek Did to You!” Now Reconcile? Reconciling Identity Conflicts in Text and Society

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Next month, Jews around the world will mark the holiday of Purim and remember what Amalek did to us and the subsequent eternal commandment to annihilate Amalekites. This conflict represents a significant case study of an intractable identity conflict. This session will explore how through the integration of in-depth text study and contemporary reconciliation theory, we can consider how this ancient identity conflict, and similar such conflicts facing the Jewish world today, can be reconciled.


Daniel Roth

Daniel Roth is director of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, where he also teaches courses that integrate text study with conflict resolution. He holds a PhD from Bar Ilan University's Program for Conflict Resolution, where he is on the faculty, writing about Jewish models of conflict resolution and peace. Daniel is also an Israeli certified court mediator and a senior research fellow at George Mason University's Center for... Read More →

Saturday February 15, 2014 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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