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Religion and Democracy in Israel: What are the Stakes for Global Jewry?

Donniel Hartman and David Koffman discuss how Israel navigates dual and sometimes competing commitments.
Donniel Hartman, David Koffman
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 highly regarded 2016 book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself, and is the host of “For Heaven’s Sake,” one of the most popular Jewish podcasts in North America. Donniel is the founder of some of the most extensive education, training and enrichment programs for scholars, educators, rabbis,

David Koffman

As a Jewish and democratic state, Israel celebrates both values and continuously navigates the tensions between them. The Canadian Jewish community watches the complexity of the Zionist project with curiosity and commitment.

Donniel Hartman and David Koffman, J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry at York University, discuss pluralism and democracy in Israel, why this matters to Jews outside of Israel, and what role we can play in the conversation.

The Shalom Hartman Institute was honoured to partner with Holy Blossom Temple and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University for this event. 

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