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How Jews Talk About Abortion (Re-Release)

Yehuda Kurtzer and Michal Raucher examine the Jewish communal conversation around abortion.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Michal Raucher
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

Michal Raucher

Last week’s leaked Supreme Court draft majority opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade portends a seismic shift in abortion legislation. Six months ago, Judaism and gender expert Michal Raucher (Rutgers University) joined Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss how we should and shouldn’t conduct the abortion debate as Jews as well as examining the conversation around reproductive rights and reproductive justice in America and in Israel. We’re proud of that episode. It’s timely, and we’re bringing it back today to help you think about the big Jewish ideas around this important issue.

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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