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Jewish Values and American Democracy

A conversation on the impact of Jewish values on Jewish attitudes toward American democracy.
Yehuda Kurtzer, Michael Walzer
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

Michael Walzer

“The arc of history doesn’t bend toward justice, it zig-zags.”

Michael Walzer, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ and Yehuda Kurzer reflect on the Exodus story, why democracy is difficult to sustain in crises, and how we haven’t figured out how to honor the under-paid and under-respected heroes in our midst.

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