In an age of social media-driven toxic engagement, when thoughtful, authentic conversations across difference seem rare, how can we promote civic engagement and civil discourse, especially among students? Join Tamara Mann Tweel for a conversation with Rivka Press Schwartz, associate principal at SAR High School and Hartman fellow, about the dangers of being too civil, or not civil enough. Are there people or positions that should be excluded from the civic conversation for the sake of preserving the integrity of the civitas or does this just lead to mutual cancellation? Should there be boundaries to engagement and discourse, and if so, what should those boundaries be?
Educating Towards Love of Country: Legal, Philosophical, and Social Lenses
How should our communities and society educate toward a love of country in an age of brokenness, broken heartedness, and at a time when a unifying vision for the country is absent? What roles do Jewish education, Jewish values, and Jewish identity play in cultivating a North American Jewish civic-mindedness? A series of armchair conversations exploring the challenges and opportunities of educating for citizenship, patriotism, and dissent in this moment.
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This program is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need to think better and do better.