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For Heaven's Sake Podcast

No. 16: Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs – A New Contract?

Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain discuss a turning point between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs.
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 highly regarded 2016 book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself, and is the host of “For Heaven’s Sake,” one of the most popular Jewish podcasts in North America. Donniel is the founder of some of the most extensive education, training and enrichment programs for scholars, educators, rabbis,

Elana Stein Hain

Yossi Klein Halevi

The complex relationship between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis is at a turning point. A convergence of events – Corona, the Abraham Accords and Israeli political gridlock – have created an unprecedented opportunity for opening the Israeli mainstream to 20% of Israeli citizens on the periphery. Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain explore the possibility of a new social contract between Israeli Jews and Arabs.

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For Heaven’s Sake is a 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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