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“Where Are We Now? Rethinking Exile, Diaspora, and Home in Israel and America”

Part of our spring learning series, Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom

Monday, January 29, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET 

With Dr. Arnold Eisen, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Jewish Thought, JTS

For many Jews in Israel and America, the war with Hamas has provoked a reconsideration of long-held assumptions about Israel, the Diaspora, and the relationship between the two. This session will consider whether America can be a true home for Jews or whether is it another instance of exile, albeit different in some respects from all others—and it will ask these same questions regarding Israel. We will examine a variety of responses to these questions by Americans and Israelis, Zionists and non-Zionists, that sharpen debate and challenge convictions that we hold dear.

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like.

The Zoom link for all sessions in the Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom series will be in the confirmation email that you receive after you register. 

About the Series

Join JTS’s renowned faculty to learn about their current scholarly work and greatest passions. Drawing on their expertise, scholars will offer inspiring learning and expose us to new ideas and insights that help us connect the Jewish past with the Jewish future.


Jan 29 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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