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The ‘Secular’ Rabbis of Israel

Israel is experiencing a non-Orthodox religious renaissance that is redefining Judaism and secularism in Israel.

Hartman's Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis (Image: Shalom Hartman Institute)
Hartman's Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis (Image: Shalom Hartman Institute)

Israel is experiencing a non-Orthodox religious renaissance that is redefining Judaism and secularism in Israel. Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia, Executive Director of Hillel Israel and alumna of Hartman’s Beit Midrash for Israeli rabbis, speaks with Yehuda Kurtzer about what sparked this new brand of liberal Judaism, the role of religion in the public sphere in a diverse religious ecosystem, how to negotiate the balance between the Jewish and democratic character of the state, and what it means to be a “secular rabbi?” Listen here:

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