The State of Israel: Messianism Without a Messiah?
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