Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas

Date: Apr 21, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 8:00 p.m. ET

The classical theories of Zionism and the responses to them, in all their political, religious, and cultural varieties, continue to play out in the State of Israel today. As Israel reckons with the outcome of its most recent elections, Chancellor Emeritus Arnold M. Eisen will consider what has changed since the days of Herzl and Ahad Ha’am and what has not.   

With Dr. Arnold M. Eisen, Professor of Jewish Thought and Chancellor Emeritus, JTS.


This session is part of a collaborative ScholarStream series, in which teachers representing JTS, the RA, the Schechter Institutes and Ziegler will re-examine some of Zionism’s key ideas, moments, and challenges, from its earliest origins and into the 21st century, answering questions such as: What should Zionism look like in an era of a confident and strong Jewish state? And can the various flavors of Judaism’s enduring focus on the Land of Israel translate into a new Zionist ethos?

Individuals can sign up at a cost of $25 for the series or for free with a code from a sponsoring congregation. 

Congregations can sponsor by April 20 here.

Contact Max Arad at the Rabbinical Assembly with any questions at marad@rabbinicalassembly.org.