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Former U.S. congressman Ted Deutch on building a strong center

The new CEO of the American Jewish Committee tells Rabbi Ammi Hirsch that he plans to work for the greater good.

During his six terms in Congress, Ted Deutch saw so much effort being poured into performative and pugnacious politics at the expense of the greater good. Now, as the new CEO of the American Jewish Committee, he’s committed to building a strong center that strengthens us all. Listen here:

About ‘In These Times with Rabbi Ammi Hirsch’: Every other week, Rabbi Ammi Hirsch hosts intellectually honest conversations unpacking current events through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Unbound by politics and untethered by party lines, Ammi and his expert guests discuss everything from race and antisemitism to all the other issues that keep you up at night. Recorded from New York’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a historic Reform congregation deeply rooted in liberalism, support for Israel and social justice.

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Please note: This interview was recorded in November 2022, before the latest developments in Israel.

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