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Meet Rabbi Raanan Class

Sunday, December 5, 2021 1 Tevet 5782

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Meeting ID: 528 461 9173
Passcode: 331510

3. Between Hillel and Shammai

Hillel and Shammai have different beliefs when it comes to how we should light the Menorah. Why is it that their differences are celebrated in Jewish tradition and the conflict between them is called a 'conflict for the sake of Heaven'? We will explore the sources behind the ideal and discover how to help transform our conflicts from those of ego to those that benefit the growth of our community.



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Biography for Rabbi Raanan Mallek

Rabbi Raanan Mallek, M.Ed., M.A. is co-director of Spirit of the Galilee, the new name of the Galilee Foundation for Value Education. He is currently the Rabbi of the Shorashim Village in the Galilee and the Masorti (Conservative) Rabbi for the Misgav Municipality. He also serves as the Israeli Society Representative to the International Reference Group of the World Council of Churches and is an interreligious advisor for the Rabbis for Human Rights' Board of Directors. Rabbi Mallek received ordination as a Dayan (Judge) from the Integral Halakhah Institute where he focused on Mediation and Adjudication. His Rabbinical Ordination and Master of Jewish Studies is from the Schechter Seminary and Institute in Jerusalem. During his studies, Raanan was an interreligious scholar and event coordinator for the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for three years. His certification in facilitation and negotiation is from the Conflict Resolution, Management and Negotiation Graduate Program of Bar Ilan University. In addition, Raanan has a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College. In May 2020, Rabbi Mallek published two academic articles via Brill, Jews in Dialogue: Jewish Responses to the Challenges of Multicultural Contemporaneity. Free Ebrei Volume 2. Eds. Magdalena Dziaczkowska and Adele Valeria Messina. Leiden, The Netherlands. 2020: 

–“Historical Developments of the Term Ger Toshav and the Halakhic Implications Therein”

–“Halakhic Guidelines for Relating to Non-Jews in the State of Israel”

According to Rabbi Raanan, “I became a rabbi because I 

believe that religious leaders bear a responsibility for transforming religion into a force that aids peace-building. My greatest success has been seeing how people from all different religious backgrounds can come together for positive social change.”

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