Dr. Elana Stein Hain is the Director of Leadership Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she serves as a lead faculty member and oversees the content of the Institute’s lay and professional leadership programs. This lecture is open to the entire community and is connected to the i Engage course, Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
On American Jewry’s Israel Conversation: Between Prophetic and Rabbinic Politics
Divisiveness among American Jews on matters relating to the State of Israel has grown increasingly deafening in recent years. What kind of leadership is called for in this moment? In this lecture, we will explore two basic approaches to this question– the prophetic and the rabbinic - with an eye towards the state of “the Israel conversation” in our own community.