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The Difficulty and Opportunity of Jewish Unity: The Israel March

We talk to Eric Fingerhut of the Jewish Federations of North America and Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet about the Israel March, its lessons, and its aftermath.

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In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Eric Fingerhut—president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America—and Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, a scholar and professor at Yeshiva University, about the need for Jewish unity and the barriers to achieving it.

In recent weeks, the Jewish community has been confronted with questions of collective Jewish existence in a way we haven’t seen in decades. In response, the Jewish world has had to join together with an achdus we previously weren’t even sure was possible. In this episode we discuss:

1. What went into planning the historic and enormous March for Israel?

2. What are the opportunities and challenges for Jewish unity in times of crisis?

2. What can the current movement for Jewish solidarity learn from past moments from American and Jewish history?

Tune in to hear a conversation about mobilizing a people known for its proclivity for disagreement.

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