Shammai's error was to systematically give up on the teachability of his opponents...Hillel's practice suggests that we should delay as long as possible dismissing someone as a fool or foreclosing conversation out of urgency. Once we give up on teaching and persuasion, there is no recourse but to coercion and violence.
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The issue of interfaith marriage has always been a thorny one in the Jewish community, as this type of marriage has historically been very vociferously condemned as going against the tradition and representing an abandonment of the Jewish community, at least to some extent. It is also directly related to biblical injunctions, where the marriages […]
Axel Oaks Takács, Managing Editor, and Jennifer Peace, Coordinating Editor, share their thoughts on this issue and the institutional development of the field of interreligious studies.
In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our […]