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Zionism: Ancient Dream or Modern Revolution?

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 16 Iyar 5782

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Adult Education Committee invites you to a virtual lecture followed by Q&A with Professor Joshua Shanes.

Zionism - like all forms of modern Judaism - considers itself the obvious consummation of thousands of years of Judaism and of Jewish longing for the Land of Israel. Yet, like all forms of Judaism today, it is quintessentially modern. It is, in fact, a secular revolution that that draws selectively on Jewish tradition - choosing some texts over others, some traditions over others - to makes its case for authenticity. Join us as Professor Joshua Shanes explores the emergence of the Zionist movement in its time and traces how it fit into the mosaic of modern Judaisms in the 20th century

Joshua Shanes is Professor of Jewish Studies, and Director of the Arnold Center for Israel Studies, at the College of Charleston. He has published widely on modern Jewish politics, culture, and religion - as well as antisemitism and contemporary politics - in academic and popular outlets, including Slate, Washington Post, Haaretz, and the Forward.

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