The Israel We Imagine with Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer

Posted by Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer on March 10, 2019
Topics: Pardes Live and Mini-Series


Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer of the Shalom Hartman Institute, presents different lenses or paradigms through which Israel can be viewed and understood. Each paradigm has different assumptions for how we understand the meaning of Jewish statehood – and each also has in-built judgement that we reach should Israel not fulfill the meaning that we assigned to it. Zvi Hirschfield challenges Yehuda regarding some of the conclusions that he presents.

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About Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, the value of the Jewish past to the Jewish present, and questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life.

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