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November 13, 2023 55 mins

The Israel–Hamas War and the Ethos of Jewish Peoplehood

Sapir Institute Director Chanan Weissman was joined by Rabbi David Wolpe, visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School and the Max Webb Emeritus Rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, and Dr. Mijal Bitton, a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and rosh kehillah at the Downtown Minyan in New York City. They discuss their recent Sapir essays — Wolpe’s “Wisdom in the Face of Destruction” and Bitton’s “That Pain You’re Feeling is Peoplehood“ — and delve into how Jewish tradition conceptualizes the responsibilities of the Jewish collective in a time of war.

November 2, 2023 60 MINS

The Israel–Hamas War and the Future of American Progressive Coalitions

Sapir Institute Director Chanan Weissman interviewed Sheila Katz, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, and Joel Rubin, a longtime leader in progressive foreign policy and Jewish communities about “The Israel–Hamas War and the Future of American Progressive Coalitions.” They discussed the challenges and complexities of navigating progressive communities and coalitions in the aftermath of the Hamas massacre of October 7.

October 26, 2023 58 MINS

Israel’s War and the Diaspora

Chanan Weissman, director of the Sapir Institute, and Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute, discuss Yehuda’s recent trip to Israel, the deep trauma facing Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora, and the ethical considerations of Israel’s military campaign against Hamas.

October 20, 2023 76 mins

American Jewry and the War in Israel: What Do We Do Now?

Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue, and Rachel Fish, co-founder of the nonprofit Boundless, discuss the geopolitical impact of the war in Israel, the implications for the American Jewish community, and our collective responsibilities during this crisis and beyond. This Conversation is presented in partnership with Park Avenue Synagogue.

October 12, 2023 55 mins

War in Israel: What Will Stop the Islamic Republic of Iran?

As the war in Israel continues, Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens is joined by Sapir author Reuel Marc Gerecht, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to discuss and contextualize Hamas’ attacks with developments in the broader region, offering a perspective on the consequences of Iran’s aggression and sponsorship of terrorism. They discuss what to expect as the conflict unfolds in the coming days and weeks.

June 12, 2023 58 MIN

S9E4: Professor Avi Bell and Jesse Ferris

Professor Avi Bell and the Israel Democracy Institute’s Jesse Ferris discuss the complexities of judicial reform in Israel. Moderated by Sapir Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens.