As we head into Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, our minds turn to thoughts of atonement and self-improvement — usually only with regard to ourselves, our families, and our friends.
In this episode, Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss what it could mean for a nation to repent considering its internal divisions and past behavior.
A transcript of this episode is available here.
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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.”