Graduate Theological Union

Israeli Nation or Jewish People? Zionism and the Transformation of Jewish Identity

Dates: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era" featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today. Vegetarian lunch will be provided Israeli Nation or Jewish People? Zionism and the Transformation of Jewish Identity Many of the assumptions about what it means to be a Jew today have been shaped by modern theories of nationalism and Zionism. This lecture explores how modern political thought transformed popular and scholar conceptions of the Jewish people. Thursday, April 4, 12:30pm Tucson Room (walk through courtyard), CDSP, 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709