Israel is the place that allows the Jewish people to shape its own story and to heal from the traumas of Jewish history. How does this idea manifest in Israeli life and politics? What are its consequences?
In this four-part series, Why Israel? Revisiting the Meaning of Zionism, Lauren Berkun explores why Israel should matter to a 21st century North American Jew. What are some of the most meaningful spiritual and moral visions for Israel today? How can we engage in a nuanced, pluralistic conversation about them? Each class consists of a weekly lecture, text study, and breakout discussion groups.
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This series is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas of this moment.