Allegations of Dual Loyalty in Jewish History

Date: Mar 03, 2021 - Mar 03, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning


An exploration of the implementation of Jewish power, in the past and in the present. How have Jews rebelled against, accommodated to, and made use of structures of power in varying historical contexts?

Allegations of Dual Loyalty in Jewish History with Rabbi Gordon Tucker

March 3, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

We all have multiple loyalties all the time. Home and work. Spouse and parents. While they sometimes create tangled priorities, we mostly succeed in managing them. But in the spheres of nationalism and politics, the specter of dual loyalty has not always been so manageable, and it has followed the Jewish people throughout their journeys.

We will explore some aspects of this issue as they have appeared in our history from ancient to contemporary times, including adaptations of utility and adaptations of principle. And we’ll consider some of the choices facing today’s young American Jews.

Rabbi Gordon Tucker is JTS’s vice chancellor for Religoius Life and Engagement.


This session is part of ScholarStream, a program offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. ScholarStream gives communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

Congregations can co-sponsor this series, offering congregants access to all sessions for free. Learn more on the Rabbinical Assembly website.  

Individuals can register at a cost of $25 for all four sessions. 

All sessions will be recorded and will be available to registered participants.