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Challenging Wokeness: Jews & the American Narrative

Can the power of ideas spark change? Yehuda Kurtzer and Bret Stephens chat about world of ideas and how Jews play a role in them.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Bret Stephens
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

Bret Stephens

Jews have a significant interest in the world of ideas and playing a role in them. In this episode Yehuda Kurtzer chats with Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative journalist, editor of the journal Sapir and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, about the power of ideas to spark change. They examine topics in the US public discourse: meritocracy, wokeness, cancel culture, and antisemitism.

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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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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