The events of the past few weeks and war in Israel will be a defining, even identity-shaping, moment for a generation of young Jews. In this week’s episode, Yehuda Kurtzer chats with several young Jewish students from the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Hevruta Gap-Year Program, an experience for Israeli and North American students to live and learn together. They share the ways the war has already changed their outlooks – from a conviction about future army roles to fear about arriving on college campuses, and they consider their obligations to one another as Jews. Despite all that is changing, they point us toward their own sources for hope.
Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.