A People with a Past: The Idea of History in Modern Jewish Thought

How have Jewish thinkers defined the relationship between the modern Jewish individual, the Jewish people, and the Jewish past?

When we think about our Jewishness, we often focus on our individual or family background, belief or practice. But how should we think about the Jewishness of the Jewish people as a whole?

Over 2 sessions, Claire Sufrin examines thinkers for whom being a Jew meant being part of a larger collective, a group formed through history, to see how they defined the relationship between the modern Jewish individual, the Jewish people, and the Jewish past.

Session 1

This session aired on July 20, 2022.

Session 2

This session aired on July 27, 2022.

This series is part of Ideas for Today, our offering of  curated courses led by leading scholars addressing the compelling contemporary Jewish issues of the day.

 

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