Preston R. Tisch Professor
of Judaic Studies,
The University of Michigan
February 26, 2013 - noon
“Modern Zionism: Motivations, Ideologies, Successes and Failures”
Zvi Gitelman, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, The University of Michigan
Zionism is the most successful modern Jewish political movement. This talk examines the motivating forces of Zionism (Jewish tradition, European romantic nationalism, the desire for conformity –kechol hagoyim—and anti-Semitism). All Zionists shared four goals—creating a state that would be a safe haven for Jews; “ingathering the exiles”; mizug galuyot or integrating them into one people; and constructing a model state. But they differed on whether that state should be socialist or capitalist, religious or only culturally Jewish.
The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series is made possible by Sally and Ralph Duchin and The University of Arizona Hillel Foundation
Location: Vista Room, UA Hillel Foundation 1245 E. 2nd St. (Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.)
Suggested parking: 2nd St. Garage at Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.