Graduate Theological Union

The Problem with “The Jewish People”

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:30pm
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. The Problem with “The Jewish People” The perceived dissolution of “Jewish Peoplehood” has emerged over the last decade in both the United States and Israel as one of the crucial issues facing Jewish life. Is the problem that Jews today have rejected their obligation to other Jews? Perhaps. But there is another possibility: existing models of Jewish membership make assumptions based on identity outdated paradigms with little practical or moral relevance in an increasingly globalized world. Thursday, February 7, 12:30pm GIBBS PARLOR (next to Easton Hall on right) 2449 Ridge Road (Closest entrance is right across from chapel)