Is being in relationship a morally significant Jewish value that obligates us to commitment and steadfast devotion? Can we engage with Israel as a relationship?
In her 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.
Other sessions in this series:
- The Zionist Idea: October 27
- Zionism and Power: November 10
- Zionism and Overcoming History: November 17
This series is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas of this moment.