Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

Makom Israel Teachers Lounge


Ep. 25 - One Nation, Many Identities

April 27, 2017

Identity, ethnicity and nationality are complicated topics underlying much of the turmoil that we are seeing around the world. What does it mean to really be French? Or American? These questions are driving politics in those countries. Is there any wonder that Jews and Israelis face complicated questions as well?

Listener Noam was intrigued by last episode's discussion of Jewish Nationalism as the defining idea of Zionism and the State of Israel. He posted his questions on our Facebook page (address is below) and even sent us a voice message! This week, Alan, Benji and Mike address those questions, and explore modern Jewish nationalism.

The Ruth Calderon webinar for the Shalom Hartman Institute can be found on our Facbook page. (address below)

For a seemingly unrelated discussion that is VERY relevant, you can listen to author Andrew Sullivan discuss the complicated nature of national identity in our time, and how it is impacting global politics. It will be the topic of his upcoming article in New York magazine - http://www.wnyc.org/story/reactionary-era

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