Discussion: "David Novak's New Theory of Zionism"

Featuring Prof. Michael Morgan and Prof. David Novak.

In his recent book, Zionism and Judaism: A New Theory, David Novak explores and clarifies the role that Zionism ought to play in Judaism and in the life of the Jewish people.  He shows how Baruch Spinoza might be understood to be the first Zionist, how cultural and political Zionisms are deficient understandings of the role of the land and state of Israel in Judaism, and what a robust theological defense and justification for a democratic Jewish state ought to look like. Novak also clarifies how Zionism and the state of Israel are related to the Holocaust and our response to it. Michael Morgan will comment on Novak’s book and its themes, and Novak will respond.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Presented by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Date & Time
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

University College, Room A101, 15 King’s College Circle