Conflict Prevention and Mediation in the Jewish Tradition

by Gerald M. Steinberg. Bar Ilan University, 2000.


This article provides an overview on conflict resolution and mediation in contemporary and traditional Jewish settings.


discussion of leadership in community conflict resolution, the role of the rabbi in setting community standards and preventing conflict

Recommended Audience

Jewish clergy and lay leader



Practical Applications

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Jewish teaching on conflict and conflict resolution by reading this article.
  • Use this article to guide a conversation on how to handle conflict and the role of the rabbi.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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