Apr 09

Creating Israel’s National and Cultural Identity

Gaithersburg, Maryland

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The Foundation for Jewish Studies
Kehilat Shalom
Creating Israel's National and Cultural Identity: From the Ottoman Empire to the Modern State
Prof. Arieh Saposnik
Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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Monday, April 09, 2018
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kehilat Shalom
9915 Apple Ridge Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20886


R.S.V.P. to dspeer@aabgu.org
or 410-205-5408

Prof. Arieh Saposnik, an associate professor at BGU’s Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, is a historian of Zionism and Jewish nationalism. His current research focuses on imagery and symbolism of the sacred in the making of Jewish nationalism, and in Zionism and Israeli culture in particular. He is also studying competing notions of the link between Jews and territory in the modern world. Prof. Saposnik is the author of Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine, published by Oxford University Press.