The Great Debates: The Art of Debate, Jewish Style
The Great Debates: Traditions and Forms series explores systems of debate and discourse across cultures and religions. This series of panels examine both the form and content of debate in different traditions.
Sunday, April 22
The Art of Debate: Jewish Style, with Micah Halpern
Presented in association with City Lore
The Great Debates: Traditions and Forms series is made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.
Micah D. Halpern is a historian and an ordained rabbi. He has taught at Yale University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as at numerous religious university programs called yeshivot. Today Halpern is a syndicated columnist, a pundit and a social and political commentator. He has authored thousands of essays and numerous books, including On Line with Israel at the Millennium and What You Need to Know About: Terror. He was the driving force behind, and is the editor of, the trail blazing book Jewish Legal Writings by Women. Most recently he authored a bestselling book called Thugs.
Saturday, April 21 program:
The Great Debates: Ideas in Action, Tibetan Buddhism and Confucianism