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For Heaven's Sake Podcast

No. 1: Tolerating the Intolerable

Is there a limit to debate, how can we talk to people we radically disagree with, and what might it mean to connect over seemingly insurmountable difference?
Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman is president of the Shalom Hartman Institute and holds the Kaufman Family Chair in Jewish Philosophy. He is author of the Boundaries of Judaism, and Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. His latest book, Who are the Jews and Who Can We Become, was a 2023 Jewish Book Council Award Finalist.  Donniel is also the host of the award-winning podcast For Heaven’s Sake, together with his colleague Yossi Klein

Elana Stein Hain

Tal Becker

In episode #1 Tolerating the Intolerable, Donniel Hartman, Elana Stein Hain and Tal Becker ask whether there’s a limit to debate, whether we can talk to people we radically disagree with, and what it might mean to connect over seemingly insurmountable difference.

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For Heaven’s Sake is a weekly podcast from the the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Project that revives the lost art of Jewish debate for the sake of illuminating a topic, not sowing division. The podcast draws its name from the concept of Machloket l’shem shemayim, “Disagreeing for the sake of heaven.”

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