Israel and American Jews: The Future of a Challenging Relationship

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Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 07:30pm

College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue

The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture

Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

The relationship between American Jews and Israel, whose closeness and alignment characterized much of the 20th century, is on uncertain ground. Denominational and partisan divides, the demise of the agreement on access to the Western Wall, and public spats between Israeli officials and American Jewish leaders, are examples of the growing tensions between the two communities. Dr. Kurtzer will analyze the present juncture and suggest some ways the complex relationship could evolve.