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Identity/Crisis Podcast

No. 50: The American Jewish Music Episode

Yehuda Kurtzer and guests survey the best of American Jewish religious music.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Miri Miller, Dovid Bashevkin, Yardaena Osband, Shira Hanau
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the 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

Miri Miller

Dovid Bashevkin

Yardaena Osband

Shira Hanau

Host Yehuda Kurtzer convenes a panel of guests to discuss the past and present of American Jewish religious music, from Mordechai Ben David to Nissim Black to Debbie Friedman. Featuring Dovid Bashevkin (1840 Podcast), Yardaena Osband (Talking Talmud Podcast), Miri Miller (SHI NA), and Shira Hanau (JTA).

A playlist of the songs featured in this episode and many more can be found here. Featured recordings not available on Spotify can be found here: Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis, L’maancha with Ben Shapiro.

Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute presented in partnership with 

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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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