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Balancing Self-Preservation and Other Moral Values

  • Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun 125 East 85th Street New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

Presented by the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

With the support of the Michaeli Memorial Education Fund at Shaare Zedek, we are pleased to co-sponsor -- with 14 other local synagogues and organizations -- the Hartman Institute's six-part series, Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Can we elevate the divisive discourse about Israel in our communities to a productive communal debate? Does being diaspora Jews impact our view of the situation? What values color how we view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how it should be addressed? What does peace actually mean in Jewish tradition? 
This series will transform a conversation that is often about advocacy to one about values. We will probe questions of prioritization, different visions of what peace can mean and how the Israel-Diaspora relationship influences the conversation. 

The second talk will be given at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun by Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem.

Shaare Zedek members can attend any individual lecture or the entire series for free. To receive the registration code, please contact or call 212-874-7005, then register at