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No. 52: The Israeli Jewish Music Episode

Yehuda Kurtzer, Shayna Weiss, and Joe Schwartz celebrate Israeli Jewish music for Yom Ha'atzmaut.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Joe Schwartz, 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

Joe Schwartz

Shayna Weiss

Shayna Weiss (Brandeis University) and Joe Schwartz (Asif) join host Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss Israeli Jewish music in this special Yom Ha’atzmaut episode, charting the 20th century greats, the journey of Mizrahi artists from the margin to the mainstream, and the great piyyut revival in popular music. Plus a special Spotify playlist.

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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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