Upcoming Event

Echo Chambers Instead of Conversation

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Brooklyn Beit Midrash
808 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11216, United States


Come join Judy Klitsner at Beloved Brooklyn for a night of learning as she stops by this community during her US tour. This event will be hosted by Brooklyn Beit Midrash. The event is free to the public. To see Judy’s November 2019 schedule please click here.

Topic:
Echo Chambers Instead of Conversation: The Biblical Roots of Our Divided Society

We will examine several sibling-centered stories in the book of Genesis, noting a recurring, dangerous tendency toward inattentive, one-sided conversation, in which we focus on our own identity issues at the expense of those of others. We will draw a line from these narratives to the Jewish people today, noting the enduring nature of diminished communication among opponents, and the resulting increase in fractiousness. In our explorations, we will encounter signs of hope for repair.