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Identity/Crisis

No. 20: Idealized American Pasts, Utopian Israeli Futures

Yehuda Kurtzer and Rivka Press Schwartz discuss state-toppling and reconciliation with history, followed by Anshel Pfeffer on one- and two-state visions for Israel’s future.
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

Rivka Press Schwartz

Anshel Pfeffer

Episode #20 of Identity/Crisis is a two-part conversation with host Yehuda Kurtzer about what happens when an idealized past and visions for the future disintegrate. First, Yehuda and Rivka Press Schwartz (Hartman/SAR) discuss state-toppling and reconciliation with history, followed by a conversation with Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz) on one- and two-state visions for Israel’s future.

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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.

Hosted by President Yehuda Kurtzer, episodes explore a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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