The Jewish people have moved in less than a century from a people with a consciousness of having no home, to a people that have two fully developed and robust homes – in Israel and in North America. This reality has profound implications for Jewish Peoplehood. These implications are only accentuated as the whole world is scrutinizing the concept of home under current social distancing or stay-at-home orders.
Watch these two lectures from Tal Becker and the iEngage research team. To deepen your engagement, we’ve gathered some questions below that can also be found here.
In this lecture, Tal Becker of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage research team examines the stories we have told about ourselves throughout history, and asks whether we need a new grand narrative, a new meta-story, of Jewish Peoplehood today.
In this interview conducted by Tal Becker, two leading rabbis Angela Buchdahl (North America) and Dotan Arieli (Israel) unpack their own narratives of home. Both rabbis discuss their expectations of fellow Jews in the “other home.”
For Tal Becker’s Lecture
For Angela Buchdahl and Dotan Arieli’s conversation with Tal Becker