This session with Mijal Bitton explores the tensions between creating communities of belonging that are still boundaried. In a membership model community, what does it mean to belong? How do we navigate the tensions between building communities that are inclusive and preserving a core set of commitments that may serve to exclude? How do we create space for a plurality of views on Israel and American politics? What moral issues arise as a result of defining communal boundaries, intentionally or unintentionally, that exclude some groups or individuals?
For more information on and to register for this lecture and the Boundaries and Belonging series, please visit the website of the Shalom Hartman Institute.