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New Jewish Thought Policy Paper 2:
An Experiment in Dialogue
Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn Harris

A report on an attempt to develop constructive dialogue on Israel within the British Jewish community.....> View article


An ordinary virtue

Les Back

Les Back, Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London, discusses how the work of Primo Levi holds important lessons for developing the art of listening. ....> View article

Developing constructive conversations

Lisa Saffron


Bristol-based Lisa Saffron was inspired by the US-based Jewish Dialogue Group to use their guidebook Constructive Conversations About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to facilitate a Jewish dialogue session. As far as we know, this is the first attempt to use this model of Jewish dialogue in the UK. In an article for New Jewish Thought, Lisa reports on the experiment. ....> View article

The problem with dialogue

Keith Kahn-Harris and Ruth Rosenfelder


What are the problems involved in developing dialogue between Jews? How can we build a Jewish community in which individual Jews can still retain their beliefs while at the same time enjoying mutually respectful relations with Jews who do not share them? In a ground-breaking exchange, Ruth Rosenfelder and Keith Kahn-Harrris reflect on the difficulties in establshing a dialogue with each other ....> View articles

Listening to Jews
Keith Kahn-Harris
Keith Kahn Harris

In an essay review of Les Back's new book The Art of Listening, Keith Kahn-Harris reflects on Jews' difficulties in hearing each other. ....> View article

Brief Encounters
Irene Lancaster
As part of our mission to promote new Jewish thought, writing and commentary, here is the text of Dr. Irene Lancaster's recent ‘Thought for the Week for BBC Radio Manchester, by special arrangement. The author of "Deconstructing the Bible, Abraham ibn Ezra's introduction to the Torah", (Routledge 2003) Dr Lancaster FRSA is Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester and has just been appointed to the Council of Lord Carey’s Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East. ....> View article
What is the point of interfaith dialogue?
Daniel Jonas
Daniel Jonas
Some weeks ago, observant readers of the press would have noted reports of a conference in Seville entitled “The Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace”. The list of attendees was an impressive list of the great and good amongst Jewish and Islamic clergy ....> View article



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