It is time to move away from the divisive question of who is a Jew to ask something more essential – what is a Jew? The first half of this episode offers Rav Mike’s thoughts on the subject. The second half is a conversation on the same with R’ Aaron Leibowitz, social activist and head of the Chuppot initiative offering marriage to Israelis outside of the aegis of the state rabbinate.

Photo Credit: The art is by Dan Levkovitch מאת דני לבקוביץישראלי, יליד צרפת, 2002-1927 – The Israeli Cartoon Museum, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32910158

Written by Mike Feuer