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Zionism and the Challenge to American Jewry

  • Tuesdays | 6:30-8pm
    November 6, 2018 - December 11, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 | Dec 4, 11
zionism and the challenge



The creation of the State of Israel not only transformed how Jews across the world saw themselves; it provoked a crucial new question: Would Israel be a state like any other or become a laboratory for Jewish renewal for both its citizens and Diaspora Jews? This class will explore how American and Israeli Jews have understood the cultural, spiritual, religious and political dimensions of Zionism and Israel over the past 150 years.

Readings will include writings from Theodore Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, A. D. Gordon, Abraham Isaac Kook and contemporary thinkers Hillel Halkin and Micah Goodman.



Venue Phone: 212.507.9580

One East 65th Street, New York, New York, 10065, United States