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Dr. Fred Lazin: Winter/Spring 2022 1 - - Wednesdays

A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Fred Lazin

Israel’s Changing Collective Identity and Culture

Israel today would be almost unrecognizable to those who established the country in 1948. Tech start-ups and right-wing nationalists have replaced kibbutzim and Labor Zionists. The power of the ultra-Orthodox has grown exponentially, as has religious conflict among Israeli Jews. The zeitgeist of the founders has been transformed by massive immigration from across the globe. Palestinian citizens now wield substantial political power. And with control over the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, Jews face the prospect of becoming a minority.

Knowing the real Israel and understanding the complex challenges it faces is essential for those who cherish it. This course’s weekly sessions will focus on: Sabra Culture, Jews from Arab Lands (the Mizrachim), Religious Zionists versus the Ultra-Orthodox (Haridim), Arab Israelis (the Palestinians), Russians, Ethiopians, and the Americanization of Israel.

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

 

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

The Robert S. and Kimberly K. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

 

Skirball Academy General Information

Dr. Fred Lazin: Winter/Spring 2022 3 - - Wednesdays

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and former director of its Hubert H. Humphrey Center of Social Ecology, Dr. Fred Lazin has also taught at universities in France, Australia, the United States and China. He has written and edited 12 books and authored more than 80 scholarly articles.

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13
$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

 

Israel today would be almost unrecognizable to those who established the country in 1948. Tech start-ups and right-wing nationalists have replaced kibbutzim and Labor Zionists. The power of the ultra-Orthodox has grown exponentially, as has religious conflict among Israeli Jews. The zeitgeist of the founders has been transformed by massive immigration from across the globe. Palestinian citizens now wield substantial political power. And with control over the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, Jews face the prospect of becoming a minority.

Knowing the real Israel and understanding the complex challenges it faces is essential for those who cherish it. This course’s weekly sessions will focus on: Sabra Culture, Jews from Arab Lands (the Mizrachim), Religious Zionists versus the Ultra-Orthodox (Haridim), Arab Israelis (the Palestinians), Russians, Ethiopians, and the Americanization of Israel.

OFFERED VIRTUALLY

 

The Robert S. and Kimberly K. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies

 

Skirball Academy General Information

Dr. Fred Lazin: Winter/Spring 2022 3 - - Wednesdays

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and former director of its Hubert H. Humphrey Center of Social Ecology, Dr. Fred Lazin has also taught at universities in France, Australia, the United States and China. He has written and edited 12 books and authored more than 80 scholarly articles.

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