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. Help me make history by supporting the Jewish Story at –

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Rav Mike Feuer

Rav Mike Feuer is creator of the Jewish Story podcast, content consultant and faculty member at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. His mission is to harness the power of story in order to inform, inspire and transform the world.