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"Discover the poet, the romantic, the philosopher, the physician and the Zionist visionary. Discover Yehuda Halevi." An evening with Yehuda Halevi biographer Hillel Halkin
LOCATION: Woodrow Wilson School, Bowl 1
Open to the Public
HILLEL HALKIN’s work includes Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel, Letters to an American Jewish Friend, A Strange Death, and a translation of Sholem Aleichem’ s Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories. His essays and columns have appeared regularly in Commentary, as well as in The New Republic, The Jerusalem Post, The New York Sun, and other publications. He lives in Israel
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Colloquium: The Question of Unity in Moses Mendelssohn’s Thought
Sunday, April 18, 2010. Scheide Caldwell House, Room 203. Princeton University.
Organized by Michah Gottlieb (NYU) and Leora Batnitzky (Princeton)
From the time of Mendelssohn’s own life the unity of his thought has been a major point of contention. Engaging this problem has been a way of debating central theological and political questions over the fate of Jews and Judaism in modern secular society. These questions include: whether or not the practice of Judaism is consistent with social, political and intellectual freedom; whether or not Emancipation is a viable solution to the Jewish problem; and whether or not German Jews were ever able to achieve a synthesis between their German and Jewish identities. This symposium brings together scholars of Jewish thought to reexamine the question of the unity of Mendelssohn’s thought.