Conversation room experience

Article publié le 29 November 2022

At the Jewish Museum of London

“If you seek to learn, grow, pursue truth and find freedom, seek places that welcome argument and respect dissenting views.” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks 

This phrase from the Chief Rabbi precedes the presentation of this concept, which is both traditional and so important in our contemporary world. These conversation rooms, a place that by definition is supposed to encourage them, regularly welcome audiences to exchange around a table and surrounded by various objects. Objects and themes that respond to and invite contemporary topics of conversation. Inspired by the Talmud, this approach is accompanied by testimonies and debates by rabbis over the centuries. For the first such event last month, three boxes of spices from Ukraine used during Havdalah are presented as an opening and inspiration for the discussions. The venue is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday.