How do Jewish identity and Israel identity manifest on campus both inside and outside the classroom? Academia today is increasingly rooted in activism, not just inquiry. Students are redefining Jewish identity but many self-censor because the Israel-Palestine conflict is uncomfortable, while many Jewish studies faculty feel pressured to avoid conversations to protect their academic credentials. Is this a trend for the future? Hartman Fellow Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn (Northwestern University), discusses these trends with Yehuda Kurtzer.
This episode is part of a series offering new perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute.
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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.