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Video: The Politics of Defining: A Roundtable Discussion about the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism

May 17, 2021

An alternative to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the recent Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA) endorsed by scholars of antisemitism, Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies, and Middle East Studies challenges the politicization and litigation of antisemetism by rearticulating what is and is not antisemitism.... Read more about Video: The Politics of Defining: A Roundtable Discussion about the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism

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Video: Reimagining and Rewriting Jewish Liturgy

April 28, 2021

This conversation featured RCPI Topol Fellow Rabbi Brant Rosen and Professor Susannah Heschel, and was moderated by RCPI Senior Fellow Professor Atalia Omer.

Rabbi Brant Rosen of Tzedek Chicago, a non-Zionist congregation, discussed with Professor Susannah Heschel his effort to reimagine Jewish liturgy, community, and meanings beyond Zionist frames. They also examined what it means to (re)write and write anew Jewish prayers that address the realities of Jewish power and complicity with violence, and how the concept of exile/diaspora originated and functioned in Jewish history...

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What’s New About the New B’Tselem Report: A Moment of Moral Clarity

Video: What’s New About the New B’Tselem Report: A Moment of Moral Clarity

March 9, 2021

The latest B’Tselem report discussing the conditions of apartheid in Israel and the occupied territories has been met with varying support and critique. Sam Bahour, Diana Buttu, Hagai El-Ad, and Orly Noy analyze the importance and implications of the report and the language of apartheid more broadly. Illuminating the internal Palestinian debate over the usefulness of apartheid language, the impact of apartheid on Israeli...

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