Dreaming of Zion: Encountering Ourselves and Others in the Promised Land
The Israel that American Jews love, revile, or ignore is most often an imagined one relating more to our own American Jewish identities than to a real Israel. Mijal Bitton explores the dynamics of these imaginaries and the recent shift in the way Americans and American Jews think of Israel as a paradigmatic symbol. What does it means to be in a relationship with Israel in a way that engages both the imagined and real Israel, the familiar and the foreign?
NOTE: This program was part of our Summer 2021 Virtual Symposium, Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future