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Friday, February 12 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Who Killed Religious Zionism? Religion, Community, and Politics in Israel and America

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The death of Mizrachi/the National Religious Party a few years ago called into question, both in America and in Israel, the role of Religious Zionism in the creation of the Yishuv, thence of the state, and those dynamics that caused the demise of Religious Zionism. Was the "villain" the weakening of Modern Orthodoxy? Was it the Settler Movement, in which Religious Zionism became increasingly defined by West Bank settlers? The session offers a historical, religious, and political analysis.


Jerome Chanes

Jerome Chanes, a senior fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies of the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author of four books and some hundreds of book chapters, articles, reviews on Jewish history, sociology, public affairs, and arts and letters. Jerry started out life as a rock reviewer... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST
  Israel, American Jewry