Diaspora Jewry: Past & Present

My conversation with Professor Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University, about the changing relationship between Diaspora Jews and Israel. This conversation was hosted by Holy Blossom Temple, in York, Canada, on November 12, 2021.



The American Jewish community is being pulled apart by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both the left and the right are driving the debate to extremes, pushing the majority of Jews in the center to disengage. Yehuda Kurtzer and Dov Waxman examine this shift, and ask if the positions of the new Jewish left are still compatible with liberal Zionism.


Identity/Crisis: The Ideas Behind the News is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute. is a podcast of the Shalom Hartman Institute.