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Saturday, February 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Family vs. Nation: Does the Land of Israel Supersede the Jewish Home?

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Since the advent of the modern Zionist movement, the question of whether Jews should--or must--move to the Jewish state have been debated among Jews of all backgrounds and religious identities. However, a survey of classical Jewish sources shows that this question is not new. This class will consider two core Jewish values, family and connection to the land of Israel, to see how the rabbis thought about building a home versus building a nation when the two are in conflict.

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Rachel Rosenthal

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Rachel Rosenthal is a David Hartman Center Fellow whose research focuses on the intersection of Talmud and pedagogy. She received her PhD in Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where her dissertation focused on how rabbinic analysis of the case of the stubborn... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
WLSS (2nd Floor)

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