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Judaism, Citizenship, and Democracy

Hartman@Home two-week symposium exploring the key civic issues facing the Jewish community today.

The stakes for democracy are higher than ever, with our communities divided and tense.

For two weeks leading up to the U.S. elections, as we kick-off our Hartman@Home fall programming, Hartman scholars brought calm and reason — along with passion and insight — to the key civic issues facing the Jewish community today.

Together we brought a Jewish lens to the civic obligations, issues, and leadership needed in this moment of global pandemic and unprecedented polarization.

From October 19-30, 2020 we added Jewish learning to the election fervor with experts on religion and law, politics and morality, the hermeneutics of Jewish political thought, and Israeli perspectives on the U.S. election season.

Our two-week symposium included day and evening salons, panels, book talks, and deeper learning opportunities, plus Con/Text, a bite-sized take on the role of the citizen in a democracy featuring a different Hartman scholar each day.

Hartman@Home programing is always free and open to the public. To support further programming like this, please consider making a donation to the Shalom Hartman Institute.

May 27, 2024

Yehuda Kurtzer explores the responsibilities of citizenship and the calculus through which we understand both the burdens and privileges of belonging.

May 27, 2024

Short video insights on what matters right now from top Hartman scholars in Israel and North America.

May 27, 2024

Instead of focusing on what divides us, Elana Stein Hain, Avi Helfand and Rivka Press Schwartz address our shared foundational questions.

May 27, 2024

Tomer Persico leads a conversation with Masua Sagiv and Shraga Bar-On on what American democracy looks like from the Israeli point of view.

May 27, 2024

Mijal Bitton, Yascha Mounk

Mijal Bitton in conversation with Yascha Mounk about the seeming breakdown of truth and faith in this polarized moment.

May 27, 2024

Rivka Press Schwartz, Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin and Rivka Press Schwartz discuss how we can strengthen American democracy by investing in its institutions.

May 27, 2024

Avi Helfand explores the methodologies of American Jewish advocacy around religious liberty controversies.

May 27, 2024

Author Eitan Hersh and Stacy Burdett explore how to channel energy away from political hobbyism and toward empowering values.

May 27, 2024

Christine Hayes discusses how the study of primary Jewish texts contributes to contemporary political and moral debates.

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Featuring top Hartman scholars and guest speakers

Vice President and Director of the Kogod Research Center

Senior Research Fellow

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President, Shalom Hartman Institute

Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow

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President, Shalom Hartman Institute

Director of Education

Research Fellow

Bay Area Scholar in Residence

Research Fellow

Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Research Fellow

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