Welcome to the third Newsletter of New Jewish Thought.
New Jewish Thought continues to grow. We'd like to draw your attention to the following:
The Listener's Art - a talk and discussion led by Les Back
8:00pm 14 February 2008 at the Jewish Community House, North London (e-mail for details)
We live in a culture that speaks rather than listens. The loudest voice dominate the headlines, political debates and popular media. Yet the injunction to speak is socially deafening. Listening should be seen as a craft that needs to be trained and practice. How might an appeal to listen differently to the world help re-think the conduct of politics not just across the boundaries between communities but also within them? These questions will be discussed with reference to the British Jewish community.
Les Back is a sociologist, journalist and musician. He teaches sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London and he is author of The Art of Listening (Berg, 2007)
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