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January 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The State of Jewish Politics

Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies has convened a group of distinguished scholars and journalists for a “state of the union” of sorts. The panel will look at today’s big issues with the long view of Jewish political thought and history in mind on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00.

Panelists include Lila Corwin Berman (Temple University), J. J. Goldberg (Forward), Shaul Magid (Indiana University), and Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post), with Yair Rosenberg (Tablet Magazine) moderating.

Free; pre-registration is encouraged: http://nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=491

This program is part of the Katz Center’s year-long series, “Political Ramifications: Expanding Jewish Political Thought.”

Lila Corwin Berman holds the Murray Friedman Chair of American Jewish History at Temple University and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. She is author of Metropolitan Jews: Politics, Race, and Religion in Postwar Detroit and Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity.

J. J. Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor-in-chief until 2007. He previously served as U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli news magazine Jerusalem Report, as managing editor of The Jewish Week of New York, and as a nationally syndicated columnist in Jewish weeklies.

Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in Jewish Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, and a past Katz Center fellow. With research interests ranging from sixteenth-century kabbalah to contemporary American Judaism, he is the author of many books and his essays on religion and politics have appeared in Tikkun Magazine, Tablet Magazine, Zeek Magazine, Religion Dispatches, Open Zion, and Moment Magazine.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for the Washington Post, which features reported opinion from a center-right perspective. She is a regular guest on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC.

Yair Rosenberg is a senior writer at Tablet Magazine, where he covers politics, religion, and culture. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and the Jewish Review of Books, among other outlets.


Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies


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