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Identity/Crisis Podcast

Anti-Zionism at Berkeley Law

U.C. Berkeley Law School, the national Jewish media's response, and what we can learn from these moments of Jewish vulnerability
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. Yehuda led the creation of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America in 2010 as a pioneering research and educational center for the leadership of the North American Jewish community, and teaches in

Masua Sagiv

Ethan Katz

U. C. Berkeley Law School recently made headlines when several of its student groups pledged never to invite any speakers that support “Zionism, the apartheid state of Israel, and the occupation of Palestine.” Ethan Katz, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at U.C. Berkeley, and Masua Sagiv, Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley join Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss their experiences on campus, the national Jewish media’s response, and what we can learn from these moments of Jewish vulnerability.

Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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In a frenzied media cycle, Identity/Crisis delves into the big ideas behind the news from a uniquely Jewish perspective. Host Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, talks with leading thinkers to unpack current events effecting Jewish communities in North America, Israel, and around the world, revealing the core Jewish values underlying the issues that matter to you.

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