Brightest Young Things — BYT INTERVIEWS: SARAH HURWITZ
by JOSE LOPEZ-SANCHEZ JANUARY 23, 2020 My lack of faith never troubled me. In fact, I sort of carried my atheism as a badge of honor during my formative years in the Dominican Republic – this rebellion against the expectations of a society that was overwhelmingly Catholic in name, if perhaps not in practice. I considered […]
Amanpour & Co. — Sarah Hurwitz: What Judaism Can Teach Us in Divisive Times
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter, first for President Barack Obama, then for First Lady Michelle Obama. Her new focus is a departure from politics, asking instead what Judaism can teach us in these divisive times. She tells Michel about her book “Here All Along” and waking up to the faith she was born […]
NPR — All Things Considered: Jewish Perspectives On Recent Anti-Semitic Violence
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with a group of diverse Jewish voices — Sarah Hurwitz, Eli Steinberg and Rebecca Pierce — about the types of conversations they’ve had in the wake of anti-Semitic attacks. Listen here.
NPR –Here and Now: Obamas’ Speechwriter Explores Her Return To Judaism In ‘Here All Along’
A former speechwriter for Michelle and Barack Obama long considered herself a secular Jew. But after Sarah Hurwitz signed up for an introductory Judaism class on a whim, she took a deep dive into centuries of Jewish texts, interpretations and debates that gave her a new moral compass. Hurwitz joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss her new […]
MORNING JOE: Discussion on Faith and Politics During the Holidays
At the beginning of Hanukkah and just ahead of Christmas, Morning Joe invites Daniel Darling and Sarah Hurwitz for a discussion on their new books and for a broader discussion about faith. Click here to watch this segment.
THE AXE FILES PODCAST: Episode 361 — Sarah Hurwitz
Sarah Hurwitz, former head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama and senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, joins David to discuss her early career in politics, the art of speechwriting, and the spiritual journey that culminated in her new book: Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life– in Judaism (After Finally […]
TODAY SHOW: Former Michelle Obama speechwriter on how religion gave her purpose
Former Michelle Obama speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz sits down with NBC’s Stephanie Gosk to talk about reconnecting to her spirituality. She also discusses her new book, “Here All Along,” in which she details her faith journey. Click here to watch this segment.
WGBH News: Greater Boston
Sarah Hurtiz worked in the White House for all eight years of the Obama administration: first as a senior speech writer for the president, then as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. But even with those high-profile jobs, toward the end of her White House time, Wayland native Hurwitz was on a journey of […]
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE: 8 Nights, 8 Jewish Values: Reflections for Chanukah on the Jewish Obligation to Build a Better World
by Sarah Hurwitz I’ve spent my career largely in public service, most recently as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. And having grown up with little Jewish background, for most of my life, if you had asked me what Judaism meant to me, I would have said something like, “working for social justice is […]
UNORTHODOX PODCAST: Tradition and Myth (Episode 207)
This week on Unorthodox, we’re very literally all over the place.First, we bring you News of the Jews from our live show earlier this week at the Valley of the Sun JCC in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. Then we call Wall Street Journal reporter Louise Radnofsky to figure out why so many figure skaters perform to the Schindler’s List theme song.Stephanie sits […]