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Israel Today: What is the Path Forward for Liberal Zionism?

What part does Liberal Zionism play in the future of the nation and the future of the Jewish people?
Donniel Hartman, David Schuck
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 Boundaries of Judaism, and Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself. His latest book, Who are the Jews and Who Can We Become, was a 2023 Jewish Book Council Award Finalist.  Donniel is also the host of the award-winning podcast For Heaven’s Sake, together with his colleague Yossi Klein

David Schuck

As Jews in Israel and around the world celebrate 75 years of the realization of the Zionist dream, Zionism has proven to be one of the most powerful ideological forces in Jewish history. Like all ideological movements, Zionism has undergone a continual process of change, division, and reimagining.

At this moment of profound challenge and opportunity for the State of Israel, what part does Liberal Zionism play in the future of the nation and the future of the Jewish people? Donniel Hartman in conversation with Rabbi David Schuck of Beth El Synagogue Center, offers a vision for a vital Liberal Zionism that can speak to – and for – the present and the future of the State of Israel.

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This program was part of  Israel@75, a series of conversations that celebrate, reflect on, and explore the dynamics of the North American Jewish relationship with Israel.

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