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 "Crackpot or Visionary"
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
Center for Jewish History & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
City: New York

Additional Notes:
After leaving the Zionist Movement in 1905 following the so-called Uganda Controversy, the Jewish Territorialists sought to create settlements for Jews outside both Europe and Palestine. They explored possibilities from Angola to Australia and Tasmania, and from Madagascar to French and British Guiana and Suriname. At the head of the movement stood several prominent Jewish figures. Their biographies shed light on the multi-faceted nature of Jewish politics both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948: for several decades, Zionism was not the only flavor on the menu for those looking to create a Jewish political future. Anglo-Jewish writer Israel Zangwill (1864-1926), author of classics such as Children of the Ghetto and The Melting Pot, was the first leader of the movement. He was followed as of the late 1930s by Russian émigré politician Isaac N. Steinberg (1888-1957), who had briefly served as Commissar of Justice under Lenin in 1917. There hardly could have been two more different men than the English gentleman Zangwill and the Russian socialist-revolutionary Steinberg, but both did share an almost literary-inspired idealism, infused with Jewish traditional and universalist elements.

In this talk, Dr. Laura Almagor, a Prins Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish History, will touch upon the colorful life stories of the central Territorialist leaders, as a gateway to exploring the history of the Territorialist movement and its many—nowadays seemingly fantastical—pursuits.

 "My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish"
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research & Leo Baeck Institute)
Center for Jewish History, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research & Leo Baeck Institute
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join us for a talk by NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman exploring the role played by Yiddish and other Jewish languages in Freuds writing, from the Yiddish of his parents behind his Viennese German to the translations and adaptations of his work in Eastern Europe.

 A Tale of Three Cities
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History & Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell Univ)
Center for Jewish History & Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell Univ
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Italy is home to the oldest Jewish community in the Diaspora, and the authors of many important works of Italian literature are Jewish. Yet, with the exception of Primo Levi, few of these writers are known to readers in the English-speaking world. This talk by Cornell University Professor K.E. von Wittelsbach will explore the work of Italian-Jewish writers and how it relates to modern Italian and world literature. What are some of the key themes of their work? How have these writers articulated the self against the background of the historical events that have shaped the past 120 years in the traditional centers of Jewish life in Italy—Rome, Turin and Trieste?

 Barbara Mann, 1967, and Yehuda Amichai’s Vision of Jerusalem
 
Gallery Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University)
Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In this gallery talk/walk through YUMs exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, Barbara Mann (Jewish Theological Seminary) explores the city of Jerusalem as envisioned and represented in the poetry of Yehuda Amichai.

 Dara Horn, Jerusalem, Imagination and Historical Consciousness
 
Gallery Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University)
Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In this gallery talk/walk through YUMs exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, novelist Dara Horn explores Jerusalem's role in the work and imagination of modern Jewish writers.

 Eric Goldman, Lens on Israel
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest, The Center f)
Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest, The Center f
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Movies provide an ideal “lens” through which to understand Israels birth, growth and development as a country. Join film historian Eric Goldman as he explores the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its cinema. The program will be preceded by a viewing of YUMs exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image.

 Jeffrey Saks, “But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem”
 
Gallery Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University)
Yeshiva University Museum & The Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University
City: New York

Additional Notes:
In this gallery talk/walk through YUMs exhibition City of Gold, Bronze and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks (ATID) explores the special place the Holy City has held in the writing of Hebrew literatures greatest author, S.Y. Agnon, and the vision of the city in modern Hebrew literature.

 Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman -- In Dialogue on the Decalogue
 
Conversation
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum & American Jewish Historical Society)
Yeshiva University Museum & American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join New York Times columnist Samuel G. Freedman and historian Jenna Weissman Joselit, author of the brand new book, Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments (Oxford University Press), as they explore the impact of the ancient biblical code on American culture.

 Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
 
Book Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Historical Society)
Center for Jewish History and American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
David G. Dalin will introduce his new book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan on the lives and careers of the eight Jewish Justices in U.S. history. Pamela Nadell (American University; President, Association for Jewish Studies) will join him for a conversation about their legacies.

 Liberty and Facts
 
Public program presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum)
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Speaker: Roger Cohen, New York Times

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