Dr. Adam Rubin on "From Herzl to Bibi: : The Zionist Idea in Theory and Practice"

Monday, November 30, 2009

Dr. Adam Rubin, Assistant Professor of Jewish History at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, will teach a four-part mini-course at Temple Israel of Hollywood on February 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 2010.  Session I will focus on Revival: Exploring the Various Streams of Zionist Ideology in the Pre-State Period.  Session II will explore Jewish Politics and Political Jews: Government, State-Building, and the Construction of a Jewish Collective in the Land of Israel.  Session III will study The Communal Split: Religious, Cultural, and Ethnic Divisions in the Jewish State.  Session IV will discuss A Land Without People? Jews, Arabs, and the Struggle over Israel/Palestine.  Dr. Rubin teaches courses on Jewish history, literature, and politics and HUC-JIR and the University of Southern California.  With a doctorate in modern Jewish history from UCLA, his academic work focuses on Hebrew and Yiddish culture in Eastern Europe and pre-State Palestine during the 19th and 20th centuries. He is currently writing a book on the Jewish community in Palestine during the period of the British Mandate, entitled Between Sacred and Profane: Judaism, Hebrew Culture, and the Sacralization of the Zionist Project, and has published in Prooftexts, Modern Judaism, and Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. RSVP: dharris@tioh.org or 323-876-8339, ext. 100 by December 20th


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