Podcast: Yehoshua Pfeffer on the Future of Ultra-Orthodox Politics and Culture in Israel

The leading ultra-Orthodox intellectual joins us to explain the key conflicts surrounding the place of his community within Israeli society.

Israeli police officers turn water cannons on young ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to protest their possible forced military conscription. Jerusalem, July 02, 2019. Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

Israeli police officers turn water cannons on young ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered to protest their possible forced military conscription. Jerusalem, July 02, 2019. Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

Observation
July 25 2019
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A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Yehoshua Pfeffer, a rabbi and rabbinical judge, holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and clerked at the Israel Supreme Court. He has taught at a number of yeshivas, published widely on Jewish law and thought, and is currently directing programs for the haredi community in Israel for the Tikvah Fund.


This Week’s Guest: Yehoshua Pfeffer

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