In the first decade of the state, Prime Minister Ben Gurion was haunted by one thought – that a second holocaust could come at the hands of Israel’s enemies. In order to stave off this fear he relentlessly pursued nuclear weapons. The question is whether this pushed destruction off or brought it closer?

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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.