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For Heaven's Sake Podcast

No. 6: The Israel We Imagine

Donniel Hartman, Elana Stein Hain and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss balancing the hope for and reality of Israel’s future.
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

Yossi Klein Halevi

In this pre-High Holidays episode of For Heaven’s Sake, Donniel Hartman, Elana Stein Hain and Yossi Klein Halevi discuss the necessity of yearning for peace and the courage to imagine the Israel we want to see in 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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