Micah Goodman’s Catch-67: Taking a Talmudic Approach to Discussing Israel

January 31, 2021

Jewish tradition teaches us that debate is sacred and the Talmud demonstrates that we should study views that were not adopted as halacha (Jewish law).  To apply this concept to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Micah Goodman models “radical listening” by presenting the best arguments of both the Israeli right and the left regarding the conflict.

Related Resources:

Program sponsored by the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and JCRC.

Conversation moderated by Rabbi Debra Rappaport.

With partnering synagogues + organizations:

Adath Jeshurun Congregation
Beth El Synagogue
Bet Shalom Congregation
Congregation Darchei Noam
Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas
Mayim Rabim Congregation
Minneapolis Jewish Federation Israel Center
Shir Tikvah
Temple Israel


As the consensus public affairs voice of the Jewish community, JCRC builds relationships to fight antisemitism and bigotry; educates about Judaism, Israel, antisemitism, and the Holocaust; advocates for Jewish values and priorities; and safeguards our community.