IsraelCast Episode 139

Daniel Friedman


The relationship between Christians and Israel has always been a complex one with varying perspectives and relationships with the State of Israel as well as vastly different histories with both Jews and Israel. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Friedman, a leading expert in Christian-Israeli relationships, to discuss the relationships between different Christian sects and Israel. Friedman discusses the role Christianity has in America’s consistent support of Israel, how a break in the Presbyterian Church led to them officially adopting a less pro-Israel stance, and why it’s important to have allies we may disagree with on other issues.


Rabbi Dr. Daniel Friedman is a specialist on the intersection of American Christianity and the US-Israel relationship. As a rabbi, he has served communities in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. He was appointed by the Government of Canada to chair the National Holocaust Monument Council and was a UK delegate to the World Holocaust Forum. Rabbi Friedman is the author of the popular book series, The Transformative Daf. His articles have appeared in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, NY Jewish Week, Jewish Journal, Jewish Chronicle, and Jewish News UK.

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