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?
Donniel Hartman delivers the keynote address at Shared Destiny | Separate Paths: A Leadership Forum on American Jewry & Israel in Washington, DC. He explores the forces driving this wedge, and consider why this is the moment to imagine a new grand narrative – a unifying meta-story – that redefines Jewish peoplehood.
This program was part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas we need to think better and do better.