Sunday, February 20th, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Disagreeing Without Delegitimizing

Gimilut Chasadim


Too often, our contemporary communal (and broader political) discourse seems to proceed from the assumption that one who disagrees with me, in whatever direction, must be motivated by corruption, stupidity, or evil. Drawing upon a range of Jewish and general sources, this talk presents a framework for differing widely on desired policy outcomes without delegitimizing the other side’s underlying values.

Dr. Rivka Schwartz


Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz serves as Associate Principal, General Studies and co-Director of Machon Siach at SAR High School in the Bronx, New York, and as a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She earned her Ph.D. in History of Science from Princeton University. Dr. Schwartz has spent more than twenty years in the field of Jewish secondary and post-secondary education. She writes and lectures widely about issues of contemporary importance in the North American Jewish community.