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Identity/Crisis Podcast

No. 64: Sociology, Ideology, and Pew 2020

Elana Stein Hain and Mijal Bitton discuss how conversations have changed since the last survey of American Jews, and what is at stake when we guide our communities by numbers.
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Rosh Beit Midrash and a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as lead faculty, engages in research and curriculum development and consults on the content of lay and professional leadership programs. A widely well-regarded teacher and scholar, Elana is passionate about bringing rabbinic thought into conversation with contemporary life. To this end, she created Talmud from the Balcony, an occasional learning seminar

Mijal Bitton

Hartman Director of Faculty Elana Stein Hain and Scholar-in-Residence Mijal Bitton discuss the Pew Research Center 2020 study, and the conversations Jews are – and aren’t – having about it. How have our conversations changed since the last major survey in 2013, and what is at stake when we guide our communities by the numbers?

This is an edited version of a conversation that was recorded during Hartman’s Summer Symposium

Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

The transcript of this episode is available here.

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Launched in early 2020, Identity/Crisis is a weekly roundtable podcast that explores the ideas behind the news hosted by Shalom Hartman Institute of North America President Yehuda Kurtzer. Episodes cover a wide range of topics and feature experts and content related to news and current events.

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