Community, Covenant and Polarity Management

When trying to solve a painful and difficult challenge, leaders must developing a genuine sensitivity to diametrically opposing views so that they might develop the capacity to navigate a seemingly intractable problem, what Barry Johnson calls “polarity management.” This week, I published a blog post on The Times of Israel about Shavuot and whether or not the Jewish Community is capable of managing polarities together, particularly regarding intermarriage.   You can read the article by clicking on this link, and read a quote I gave to The Jewish Week about the challenges of working with interfaith families by clicking on this link.

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