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Sunday, February 14 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
My Son the Farmer?! The Unknown History of Modern Jewish Agriculture on Four Continents

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This session explores the almost unknown history of the Jewish agrarianization movement from the 1880s until the eve of the Second World War and some of its more recent developments in North America and Israel. Although almost completely forgotten in collective memory, farming was a major feature of Jewish life for decades in the Americas, Eastern Europe and, of course, in the Land of Israel. What did it mean then? What might it mean today?

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Jonathan Dekel-Chen

Jonathan Dekel-Chen is a senior lecturer in modern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 2015-16 academic year, he is an Israel Institute Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He is a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz, which borders the Gaza Strip. In 2014, he co-founded the Bikurim Youth Village for the Performing Arts in Eshkol, which provides world-class artistic training for under-served high school students from all over... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
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