These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

R. Melchior speaks at Pardes!

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Shivonne

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Rabbi Melchior visited us at Pardes today, hosted by the Peace & Conflict Track. The students present for his talk ended up arriving a bit late to their afternoon classes because none of us wanted him to leave 🙂

The subject of his talk was whether or not religion could/should play a role in conflict resolution. Here’s my favorite quote:

“If you want to make peace, you cannot deal only with those who want to make peace.”

Working with Rabbi Daniel Roth on the Peace & Conflict Track has been a wonderful component of my Fellows Project this year, and I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to hear Rabbi Melchior – he’s such a mentsch!