No. 29: Praying for the Welfare of This Government

Rabbis Sharon Brous and Elie Kaunfer join Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss the question of praying for the healing of the President.

In episode #29 of Identity/Crisis, Yehuda Kurtzer talks with Rabbi Sharon Brous (IKAR) and Rabbi Elie Kaunfer (Hadar) about whether and how one should pray for the welfare of a government and president to which one is opposed.

Mentioned in the episode:

Jewish Prayers for the United States Government: A Study in the Liturgy of Politics and the Politics of Liturgy by Jonathan Sarna

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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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