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Zion­ism and Israel in the Minds of Two Great Intellectuals

Hosted By: Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

Han­nah Arendt (1906−1975), the Ger­man Jew­ish polit­i­cal philoso­pher, is revered by many intel­lec­tu­als in her day – and now – as well as by the pub­lic. Her writ­ings on anti­semitism, Zion­ism, total­i­tar­i­an­ism, and the Holo­caust are reg­u­lar­ly invoked. Less so the writ­ings of anoth­er major post­war female Jew­ish intel­lec­tu­al, Lucy S. Daw­id­ow­icz (1915−1990), whose life and work cov­ered much of the same intel­lec­tu­al ter­ri­to­ry as Arendt’s. Yet the two held adver­sar­i­al posi­tions about the most press­ing issues con­fronting Jews in the 20th cen­tu­ry, issues that are still very rel­e­vant today.

Join Natan Fund, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, and three Natan Book hon­orees in a dis­cus­sion of how these two for­mi­da­ble intel­lec­tu­als wres­tled with the mean­ing of the Holo­caust, Jew­ish polit­i­cal vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, Zion­ism, and Israel.

(Please note that this event was originally scheduled for January 28th, but has been moved to February 25th.)

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