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Conservatism, Progressivism,
and Judaism

Dates: November - December
Time: Fri., 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM IDT
Course Type: Men-Only

The nations and cultures of Western civilization are divided today over a series of ideological debates between “conservatives” and “progressives.” They revolve around questions of nationalism and the international order, traditional family values, the role of religion in the public sphere, the meaning and scope of individual rights, and the future of democracy itself. In this seminar course, we will read a selection of provocative recent books on these great political and cultural divides. And we will explore how Jews should respond to these debates, and what Judaism and Jewish ideas can contribute to contemporary discourse.