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Shared Destiny or Separate Paths? A New Perspective on Jewish Peoplehood

Keynote address recorded at March 19, 2023 Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel in Washington, DC
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 the award-winning 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,

Keynote address by Donniel Hartman recorded at Shared Destiny | Separate Paths: A Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Washington, DC.

Politically and religiously, North American and Israeli Jews are increasingly growing apart. As Israel marks its 75th year of independence, can we still claim that the Jewish people share one destiny? When values and priorities diverge, can there be a collective identity? Hear why this is the moment to imagine a new grand narrative – a unifying meta-story – that redefines Jewish peoplehood.

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