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Norman Lamm and American Orthodoxy

How can Orthodox Jews can maintain their faith while engaging with modern society?
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

Michael (Avi) Helfand

Shlomo Zuckier

Tova Warburg Sinensky

Rabbi Norman Lamm was the longtime leader of Yeshiva University who championed the idea that Orthodox Jews could maintain their faith while engaging with modern society. Guest host Elana Stein Hain is joined by Michael (Avi) Helfand, Hartman Senior Fellow and Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, ShlomoZuckier, David Hartman Center Fellow and Research Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion, and Tova Warburg Sinensky, Frisch School faculty and Rabbi Lamm’s granddaughter, to discuss the life of Rabbi Lamm, the value of secular learning in a religious Jewish context, and how to actualize his legacy today.

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

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