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Sunday, February 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Toward a Non-Delusional Religious Zionism: Charting a Way Forward

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The late Israeli religious thinker Yosef Ahituv emphasized the desperate need for what he called a "non-delusional religious Zionism." This session will explore the roots of religious Zionism and ask how and why things changed so dramatically after 1967.  We will explore the ways in which the messianic fervor elicited by the Six-Day War led religious Zionism astray, and ask whether and how things can be repaired and transformed.

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Shai Held

Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought, Mechon Hadar
Shai Held, a leading Jewish theologian, scholar, and educator, is Co-Founder and Dean of Mechon Hadar. He is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Held's first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was hailed... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST