The State of Israel: Messianism Without a Messiah?

By :  Benjamin R. Gampel Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History Posted On Nov 23, 2015 / 5776 | Israel Philosophy

The Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture, November 18, 2015

This presentation explores what the messianic idea has meant for Jews through the ages and in contemporary Israeli politics—and the dramatic implications of messianic thinking in shaping the future and fate of the Jewish state. 

Dr. Hillel Ben Sasson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, JTS

Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, JTS

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature, JTS