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19357 Evergreen Mills Road
Leesburg, VA 20175

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Rabbi David Greenspoon 
Congregation Sha'are Shalom 

iEngage - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 

iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series Led by Rabbi Greenspoon Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute to the community at Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg, VA

 iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings.  Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences.

Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism.

Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Greenspoon, and video lecture and interviews with leading Hartman scholars.