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Dr. Yoram Hazony Teaches

THE MEANING OF
JEWISH NATIONALISM

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    Political philosopher and best-selling author Dr. Yoram Hazony explores the idea of nationalism from its biblical roots to its modern revival.

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Meet Yoram Hazony

Meet Yoram Hazony

Dr. Yoram Hazony is president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and director of the John Templeton Foundation’s project in Jewish Philosophical Theology. He is the author of The Virtue of Nationalism, an Amazon #1 best-seller in both International Diplomacy and Nationalism. Dr. Hazony’s previous books include The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture (2012), which won the second place PROSE award for the best book in the category of Theology and Religion by the Association of American Publishers; The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul (2000); and God and Politics in Esther (2016). His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fox News, CNN,NPRTIME, Mosaic, National Review, Commentary, First ThingsAmerican Affairs, and Hashiloach. In 1994, Dr. Hazony founded and headed the Shalem Center, which in 2013 was accredited to grant Israel’s first Liberal Arts B.A., and formally became Shalem College. He served as president of Shalem from 1994-2002, and as provost from 2005-2012.

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01 The Politics of the Bible: Becoming a Great Nation

In his first lecture, Dr. Hazony explains why it is vital in our day to discuss the issue of nationalism and outlines the biblical roots of the national idea.

  • The Politics of the Bible: Becoming a Great Nation | 50:36

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02 The Bible: God and the Nations

Dr. Hazony details the purpose of nationhood and the national state as vehicles for diversity of thoughts, practice, and tradition.

  • The Bible: God and the Nations | 45:31

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03 The Reformation: Christian Nationalism

The Protestant Reformation brought with it a revival of nationalism that came to reshape the West.

  • The Reformation: Christian Nationalism | 56:57

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04 Zionism: Jewish Nationalism

For thousands of years, the Jewish people has longed for a return to its land.

  • Zionism: Jewish Nationalism | 50:03

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05 Liberalism, Conservatism, and Zionism

Dr. Hazony examines the connection between liberalism, conservatism, and Jewish nationalism, arguing that no liberal state can be good for Judaism.

  • Liberalism, Conservatism, and Zionism | 52:21

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06 Conservatism and Nationalism

In his concluding lecture, Dr. Hazony details the key principles of Anglo-American conservatism and defends the remarkable contributions of English, American, and Jewish nationalism.

  • Conservatism and Nationalism | 50:31

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Discover the biblical roots and modern meaning of the Jewish national idea.

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