12 2021

Contemporary French and American Jewish Life

10:00AM - 11:30AM  


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Contemporary French and American Jewish Life: The End of the “Liberal Narrative”
with Marc Weitzmann, Journalist

Despite its barbarity, the 20th century was in many ways "the Jewish Century" as Yuri Slezkine famously called it. This was especially true of France and of the US, the two countries that, in the West, sheltered the most important diaspora Jewish communities after WWII. During the decades of prosperity Jews in France and in the US became in different ways an essential part of "the liberal story" that structured the middle-class and gave the west its identity.

How did this happen, and what does the crisis of liberalism mean for Jews today?

This event is free but registration is required at https://www.habermaninstitute.org/events-2021-spring/2021/1/25/frenchjewish

Sponsor: Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies