From the offices of the Shalom Hartman Institute in the German Colony of Jerusalem, watch our unedited interview with the Jewish philosopher.
David Hartman died a year ago this week. The Orthodox rabbi was a charismatic and challenging figure in Israeli society, called a “public philosopher for the Jewish people” and a “champion of adaptive Judaism.” We remember his window into the unfolding of his tradition in the modern world — Judaism as a lens on the human condition.
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