Jewish Political Tradition: a 21st-Century Perspective

Date: 23 October 2019

Venue: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus, Building R, room R.007 - Rodestraat 14 - 2000 ANTWERP (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Institute of Jewish Studies

Short description: Inaugural lecture 2019-20 of the Institute of Jewish Studies by Prof Menachem Lorberbaum (Tel Aviv University)


Jewish political thinking has been dominated by fundamental distinctions between Divine sovereignty and human politics and between exile (galut) and redemption (geulah). In the twentieth century Jewish collective existence was rocked by the destruction of European Jewry, the uprooting of Eastern European Jewry, and the founding of a Jewish nation-state, the state of Israel. What would a 21st-century Jewish politics look like? This lecture will seek to chart the possibility of a dual-centered vision of Jewish collective life – that between a robust diaspora and a land-centered community in the land of Israel.

This inaugural lecture 2019-20 of the Institute of Jewish Studies will be followed by a reception.


Entrance fee: Free entrance

Registration: Via website

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