Can the various flavors of Judaism’s enduring focus on the Land of Israel translate into a new Zionist ethos? Join JTS, the RA, the Schechter Institutes and Ziegler for a collaborative ScholarStream series, in which teachers representing each institution will explore these and other questions—re-examining some of Zionism’s key ideas, moments, and challenges, from its earliest origins
and into the 21st century.
· 4/21: Dr. Arnold Eisen, “Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas” (JTS)
· 4/28: Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson, “Everywhere I Go! Affirming our Rootedness in Zion and the Earth” (Ziegler)
· 5/5: Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, “Religion and State in Israel: A Zionist Dilemma” (Schechter)
· 5/12: Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Peoplehood, Pluralism, and the Meanings of Zionism for Diaspora Jews Today (RA) with Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Vice President, Rabbinic Initiatives, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America