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And Now… A Time of Hope

After one of the most traumatic periods in recent Israeli history, many Israelis are feeling hopeful. But what, exactly, can this strange and unwieldy “government of change” really change?

The newly sworn in Israeli government poses for a group photo at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
The newly sworn in Israeli government poses for a group photo at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Unexpectedly, after one of the most traumatic periods in recent Israeli history, many Israelis are feeling hopeful. But beyond replacing a problematic prime minister, what, exactly, can this strange and unwieldy “government of change” really change?

In this episode, Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss whether and how the new coalition can begin healing Israel’s political and religious divisions, and they share their hopes for a new era of dialogue within Israel and between Israeli and Diaspora Jews.

See also Yossi Klein Halevi’s ToI blog post from earlier this week: Why this fractious coalition gives me hope

For Heaven’s Sake is a podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project that revives the lost art of Jewish debate for the sake of illuminating a topic, not sowing division. The podcast draws its name from the concept of Machloket l’shem shemayim, “Disagreeing for the sake of heaven.”

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