Podcast: Yehoshua Pfeffer on the Coronavirus and Rethinking the Relationship between Haredim and Israeli Society

The coronavirus has dramatized the tensions in Israeli society. This week, a ḥaredi communal leader joins us to chart a path forward.

Ḥaredi Jews block traffic in the city of Bnai Brak as a protest against the Israeli government’s third coronavirus lockdown on December 27, 2020. Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images.

Ḥaredi Jews block traffic in the city of Bnai Brak as a protest against the Israeli government’s third coronavirus lockdown on December 27, 2020. Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images.

Observation
Feb. 11 2021
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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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More about: Coronavirus, Haredim, Israel & Zionism, Israeli politics, Ultra-Orthodox