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Global Torah Podcast #5: Strangers in Strange Lands

“Does it matter that there is a separate Jewish people? And what is their mission? That should be a question that every young Jewish person is asking, and I think a trip [to the developing world] is an important opportunity to raise that question…” -Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

Feeling like strangers or outsiders isn’t a new experience for the Jewish people. But when it comes to spending time in the developing world, navigating what makes us different as Jews – our religious or cultural practices, our identity and values – can bring with it unique challenges.
What are these challenges – and what are the opportunities – of living Jewishly while serving in the developing world? Sarah Mulhern and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield unpack these questions together on our fifth and final episode of the Global Torah podcast series.
Listen above or via iTunes or Stitcher.

Guest Bios
Sarah MulhernSarah Mulhern
Sarah Mulhern is a fourth year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, where she is also working towards a Masters in Jewish Education and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Previously, Sarah worked for several years at American Jewish World Service, where she designed curricula, wrote divrei torah, ran, trained educators and designed and led service-learning programs. Learn more here.
Zvi HirschfieldZvi Hirschfield
Zvi teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. In addition, Zvi is a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in Tefilah in educational settings, critical issues in modern Jewish thought, and Israel education. Learn more here.

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