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Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. #44: How California Jews Grappled with a New Curriculum

    Sarah Levin (JIMENA) and Tye Gregory (JCRC of San Francisco) join Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss the years of work that their organizations have done on the California Ethnic Studies model curriculum, and the controversy that erupted in the national Jewish press last week.  ...


  2. #43: Nostalgic Religion, Religious Nostalgia

    Rachel B. Gross (San Francisco State University) joins Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss her new book, Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice, and its central argument: that foodways, children's literature, and Jewish nostalgia represent a defining feature of American Jewish religion today - and that that's not a bad thing.  ...


  3. #42: The First 100 Days – and the Last 1,400

    ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt joins host Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss Jewish perspectives on the emerging Biden administration, what was “good for the Jews” and what was “bad for the Jews” about the Trump administration, and most importantly, how American Jews can strengthen the precious “software” of the American ...


  4. #41: Vaccines and Politics

    Journalists Isabel Kershner (The New York Times) and Ben Sales (JTA) join host Yehuda Kurtzer to discuss the successes and failures to date of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Israel, Palestine, and the global Haredi community.  Articles mentioned in this episode: I attended an Orthodox anti-vaccine rally. Here’s what ...


  5. #40: The American Idea, Tested

    Host Yehuda Kurtzer and Yoni Appelbaum (The Atlantic) come together the morning after a mob breached the US Capitol for a conversation on the roots of the chaos of January 6, 2021, the youthfulness and fragility of American multiracial democracy, and the core idea of America that we ...