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No. 10: The Hasidim of Netflix and the Israelis of HBO

Guests Joseph Cedar, Naomi Seidman, and Shayna Weiss discuss the Netflix series Unorthodox and depictions of Jewish culture in TV and film, with host Yehuda Kurtzer.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Joseph Cedar, Naomi Seidman, Shayna Weiss
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

Joseph Cedar

Naomi Seidman

Shayna Weiss

Episode #10 of Identity/Crisis features guests Joseph Cedar (director of Oscar-nominated Footnote), Naomi Seidman (author of My Scandalous Rejection of Unorthodox in Jewish Review of Books) and Shayna Weiss (Israeli television scholar and Associate Director of Schusterman Center for Israel Studies) with host Yehuda Kurtzer discussing the Netflix series Unorthodox and depictions of Jewish culture in TV and film.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America’s weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news.

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