Israel Studies Seminar - Brian Klug (Oxford), 'Words of Fire: Ahad Ha'am and the Jewish Future'
|Starts:||16:00 27 Apr 2017|
|Ends:||17:30 27 Apr 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The Centre for Jewish Studies seminar programme has an Israel Studies theme. Our seminar programme is open to all (for free) and there is no need to book.
Ahad Ha'am (the pen name of Asher Ginsberg, 1856-1927) is remembered as 'the father of cultural Zionism', an epithet that tends to consign him to the past and locate him solely in relation to Theodor Herzl and political Zionism. The speaker is interested in taking him out of his historical box and reading him as a resource for thinking about the future. His (ambiguous) secularism, his project of Jewish revival, his view of life in the Diaspora, and his overall vision of Judaism, with justice at its heart, have a strong bearing on predicaments we face today. He shall approach these topics via an introduction to his life, reflecting on the meaning of his pen name: 'One of the People'.
Organisation: University of Oxford
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Art Lecture Theatre
Samuel Alexander Building