Why has the conflict and unfolding tragedy in Ukraine touched Jews so deeply? Is it because Ukraine’s new national hero is Jewish? Perhaps it’s because of the many Ukraine Jews who have made aliyah and call Israel home?
Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain explore the Jewish, moral and historical dimension of the war in Ukraine and how our personal and collective memories of the Holocaust impact our present perspective.
A transcript of this episode is available here.
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Thoughtful debate elevates us all. Donniel Hartman, Yossi Klein Halevi, and Elana Stein Hain revive the Jewish art of constructive discussion on topics related to political and social trends in Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and the collective consciousness of being Jewish.
The podcast draws its name from the concept of machloket l’shem shemayim, “disagreeing for the sake of heaven” and is part of the Institute’s iEngage Project.