North American Jews have maintained a balancing act between their commitment to Israel and their commitment to liberal values. Members of the new Israeli government have been making provocative, anti-democratic statements as well as taking positions that aren’t just complicated – they’re simply wrong.
Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain explore keeping one’s love of Israel at the forefront, whether Jewish Israeli or part of the Jewish Diaspora, while responding to the new government’s problematic policies. Listen here:
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.”