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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 is Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. A renowned scholar and educator, Shai is a 2011 recipient of the Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, and he has taught for synagogues and learning institutions across the United States and Israel. His book Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence was published by Indiana University... Read More →

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

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