Leading scholars and thinkers from Israel and North America addressed relations between Jews in the State of Israel and Diaspora Jewry at the Shalom Hartman Institute Conference for a Jewish-Democratic Israel on Feb. 14, 2018.
This year’s Conference tackled the challenges facing Israeli and Diaspora Jewry in Hartman Institute style, with honest, in-depth discussions that acknowledge the issue’s complexities but without partisan or ideological shouting matches. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky was the keynote speaker.
Rare recording of David Hartman from 1987 in which he addresses the same issues as were discussed at the 2018 Conference.
The Conference explored what can be done to understand and address these issues and to create a new narrative that encourages the shaping of shared values for Jews in Israel and the Diaspora: