The 9th day of the Hebrew month of Adar is the Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict. It is traditionally a day of remembering a conflict approximately 2,000 years ago between the schools of Hillel and Shammai, when disagreements over legal matters erupted in violence, leading to many deaths. The day aspires to give a glimpse into a world in which religion serves as a central catalyst for inspiring individuals and communities across religious and political divides to engage more mindfully, respectfully and constructively in their various interactions and conflicts with each other.
9 Adar is an initiative of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution, part of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. For more information, please visit 9adar.org.
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