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Loyalty, Moral Clarity, and the Making of Community

Addressing some of the communal challenges presented by this summer`s war in Gaza and the recent rise of tensions in Jerusalem
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. Yehuda led the creation of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America in 2010 as a pioneering research and educational center for the leadership of the North American Jewish community, and teaches in

Yehuda Kurtzer
Loyalty, Empathy, and the Making of Community
December 15, 2014
UCLA Hillel, Los Angeles

Loyalty, Empathy, and Moral Clarity: an iEngage Conference

This summer’s war in Gaza and the recent rise of tensions in Jerusalem have presented a challenge for our already politically polarized community. Questions are bubbling up. Our communities are asking: what does it mean to be loyal to Israel? To the Jewish people? How do we balance a desire for complexity and nuance with a desire for clear delineations between right and wrong?

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