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Why Do Jews Answer Questions With Questions? Why Not?

Why Do Jews Answer Questions With Questions? Why Not?

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00 pm

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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Join Dr. Menahem Blondheim when he reveals how Jewish discursive styles are unique, reflecting cultural patterns and practices dating back at least to the Talmud. In a bold shift from past to future, he’ll also propose that aspects of Israeli startup culture reflect these same ancient patterns.

Dr. Menahem Blondheim is the Karl and Matilda Newhouse Professor of Communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he heads the Truman Institute, the Middle East's first and largest peace Institute. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and was formerly an entrepreneur and executive in Israel's high-tech industry.


This is the Spertus Institute 2017 Alex and Klara Tulsky Lecture on the Jewish Future.


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