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Sunday, February 14 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Freedom Seders and Matzohs of Hope

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The American Jewish campaign for Soviet Jewry not only paved the way for a mass exodus from the USSR, it also shaped the political culture of American Jews in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. We will look at how the movement mobilized holidays and rituals to make protest a mitzvah and define political action as a religious imperative.

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Shaul Kelner

Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University
Shaul Kelner is Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, and past director of Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies Program. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, he is the author of the award-winning Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 5:15pm - 6:30pm EST
  Social Justice

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