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The Genius of Yosef Yerushalmi

Hosted By: Streicker Center Temple Emanu-El NYC

During his long career, Dr. Yerushalmi plumbed an eclectic assortment of Jewish subjects, from the Spanish expulsion to Freud’s relationship with his religion. But Jewish memory was his signature concern as he wrestled with the question as to whether scholarship alone could nurture a living culture.

Upon the publication of Transmitting Jewish History, based on conversations with Dr. Yerushalmi, The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center is honored to welcome its author, Sylvie Anne Goldberg, to discuss his personal and intellectual journey and the mark he’s left on Jewish scholarship and thought.

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Sylvie Anne Goldberg

Sylvie Anne Goldberg is associate professor at the Center for Historical Research and head of the Jewish Studies Program at L’École des hautes études en science sociales (The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris. She is the author of three other books on Jewish history. Elisheva Carlebach is the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society at Columbia University as well as the current Director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia. She is an award-winning author and has twice held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She served as editor of the Association for Jewish Studies Review and chaired the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for Jewish History. Author Alexander Kaye is the Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies at Brandeis University. His research includes the history of Jewish thought, with a special focus on political thought, the history of law and theories of Jewish modernity. He is also an expert in Israel Studies, and on the relationship between law, religion, and politics, in particular the history of religious Zionism.
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The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

Streicker Center Temple Emanu-El NYC

A leading cultural institution in New York’City, offering a wide range of programs touching on everything from food and film, gun control, fake news, immigration, anti-Semitism and more.
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