Season 01, Episode 02: Shai Held – When Human Experience meets Torah

Shai Held

I caught up with Rabbi Shai Held, Co-Founder, Dean, and Chair of Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, an egalitarian community of learning in New York City.   His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was published in 2013.  Shai holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought and in the history of Zionism.

Shai chats with me about why he created Mechon Hadar, the reasons why so many of us are drawn to Heschel, and how a little doubt may be good for us.


Episode notes:

Intro Music: Im Ein Ani Li, Ross M. Levy

Outro Music: Someday, Michelle Citrin

2 thoughts on “Season 01, Episode 02: Shai Held – When Human Experience meets Torah

  1. Pingback: Interview with Shai Held about Heschel, Honor, and Doubt « Menachem Mendel

  2. SDK

    Such a fan. Thanks for doing the interview. I’m only familiar with R. Held through his writings and it was great to hear his voice “in person”.

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