Navigating the Discourse about Israel: Historical Context and Contemporary Conversations
Hosted By: Hebrew College
During the May 2021 conflict between Israel and Hamas, many Jews and Jewish educators and leaders found themselves ill-equipped to navigate the discourse about Israel. As accusations were hurled and leveled against Israel, Zionism, and Jews it exposed the need to situate ideas within a historical context while exploring how these frameworks have transformed over time. This module provides a historical approach to examining the concepts of colonialism, indigeneity, the multiplicities of Zionisms, relations between Arabs and Jews (within and beyond the borders of Israel), and what it means to be both particular and universal- Jewish and democratic, in an age of increased hostility toward the Jewish community and Jewish politics. The module is geared towards providing Jewish educators with the background to begin to understand these concepts for themselves and for their students.
Classes meet on: Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 8
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