How to Answer a Fool: Civil Discourse in Rabbinic Sources (Remote)

Lecturer(s)
Christine Hayes
Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica, Yale University
Location
Online
Date
Thursday October 07
Time
7-8:30 p.m. ET

What is the best way to engage with those who appear to us to be ignorant or wicked? This lecture will explore biblical and rabbinic debates over the duty, utility, and virtue of answering a “fool” and what they can teach us about the possibilities and limitations of the disappearing art of civil discourse.


Association of Jewish Studies Distinguished Lecture Series

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
Free