How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
This conference examines the separation of state and religion in Israel, looks into the treatment and the internal structure of non-Jews in the Jewish state, and asks about Jewish religious pluralism and Orthodox dominance. Leading experts from Israel, Europe, and the United States will speak on these questions, drawing upon their own scholarship, teaching, and variant experiences at several ...more
Especially after the most recent events in Gaza and the West Bank, we've received many requests for an event that breaks down the current situation, historical context, social issues, and political scene in Palestine and Israel. The ability to engage in discussions on these topics depend on some basic information that can be difficult to acquire, and we would like to help get you some of that ...more
"Israel at the Crossroads of Democracy, Nationalism and Religion", lecture by Moshe Halbertal
Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
Israeli philosopher and scholar, Moshe Halbertal will give a public lecture on "Israel at the Crossroads of Democracy, Nationalism and Religion". The keynote lecture follows a day-long conference at American University, "How Jewish is the Jewish State: Religion and Society in Israel".
A full conference program is available on the rsvp link: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp
`Routes` is a day of Adult Jewish Learning, with the opportunity to take several classes in just one day. Topics have ranged from from comedy to kabbalah, global politics to playground politics, and soul mates to soul searching.
Ira Forman, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; Andrew Baker, Director, International Jewish Affairs for the American Jewish Committee; and Michael Brenner, Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies; will discuss the rising tide of antisemitism in the United States and abroad, especially in Europe. Moderated by AU Professor Pamela Nadell. Co-sponsored by Jewish ...more