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No. 46: What is at the Center of American Religion?

Yehuda Kurtzer and Ross Douthat discuss the state of American religiosity and how it plays out in the political arena
Yehuda Kurtzer, Ross Douthat
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

Ross Douthat


Ross Douthat (The New York Times) joined Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss the the possibility of political but not partisan religion, and what if anything remains at the religious center of America. This podcast was recorded during our interfaith symposium on Truth, Difference and Loyalty in February 2021.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is a weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news hosted by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President Yehuda Kurtzer. Episodes cover a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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