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Can Nations Repent?

As the high holidays approach, Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss what it could mean for a nation to repent considering its internal divisions and past behavior

A Jewish worshiper wearing a prayer shawl takes part in the priestly blessing during the Passover holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 22, 2019. (Thomas COEX / AFP)
A Jewish worshiper wearing a prayer shawl takes part in the priestly blessing during the Passover holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 22, 2019. (Thomas COEX / AFP)

As we head into Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, our minds turn to thoughts of atonement and self-improvement — usually only with regard to ourselves, our families, and our friends.

In this episode, Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss what it could mean for a nation to repent considering its internal divisions and past behavior.

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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