The Challenges Facing Israeli Rabbis Today

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In anticipation of his forthcoming book on the challenges of rabbinic leadership in Israel, IDI Vice President for Research Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern, shares his opinion on the role of rabbis in Israeli society.

In this interview, Prof. Yedidia Stern explains why he believes that rabbis should have authority beyond the religious sector, citing the important role that rabbis can play in giving Israelis a sense of identity in a post-modern world. He also offers a unique perspective on the types of issues rabbis should address, stressing the need for both religious knowledge and broad education.

Watch the video interview below or on the IDI Youtube channel.