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Saturday, February 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
What is Jewish History?

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Allow a Jewish historian to introduce you to "Jewish history," a term having two distinct meanings: it refers both to the vast sweep of Jewish historical experience through space and time, and, to the modern academic field studying the Jewish past. The key question to be addressed: What, after all, is the relevance of Jewish history to contemporary Jewish life?

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David Kaufman

David E. Kaufman was most recently the Jewish Studies Chair at Hofstra University, and was previously on the faculty of Hebrew Union College/LA, concurrently teaching at the University of Southern California. He has a BA from Columbia, an MA in Jewish Education from JTS, and a PhD in American Jewish History from Brandeis. He is the author of Shul with a Pool: The "Synagogue-Center" in American Jewish History, and Jewhooing the... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm

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