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For Heaven's Sake Podcast

No. 3: Israel and Its Critics

How should Israel should view critical responses from around the world?
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 the award-winning 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,

Elana Stein Hain

Tal Becker

One vision of Israel is that with sovereignty we no longer need to take account of the views of others. At the other end of the spectrum is the aspiration is the desire to be a “light unto the nations,” setting an example to the world. In this episode, Donniel Hartman, Elana Stein Hain and Tal Becker discuss how Israel should view critical responses from around the world.

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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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