What Should an Educated Jew Know? Why This Question Emerged in the 18th Century

Date: May 11, 2020 - May 11, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Times of Crisis and Possibility: An Online Series With JTS Faculty and Fellows

What Should an Educated Jew Know? When and Why This Question Emerged in the 18th Century—and Continues to Confound Us

Monday, May 11, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

What should a literate Jew know about Jewish civilization and its foundational texts? And what obligation do Jews have to acquire knowledge so they can function well in society at large? For reasons we will explore, these questions surfaced intensely during the Haskalah, the Jewish Enlightenment. How they were answered then and how these questions continue to reverberate in our time will be addressed in this online class.

With Dr. Jack Wertheimer, Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History, JTS.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.

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