Nature and Nurture
Nature and Nurture |
Part of: CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH: A SERIES ON CONVERSION AND JUDAISM
Double header program featuring top scholars:
Three Models Of Jews By Choice: Activist, Accommodating, and Ambivalent Converts
Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, Esther Foster Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life, Brandeis University
Is Jewishness In Our Genes?
Professor Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University
What makes a Jew a Jew -- descent? physiology? practice? beliefs? culture? politics? social networking? self-identification? identification by others? In this talk Shaye Cohen will explore some aspects of this much-discussed question, focusing on the tension between Jewishness as something that people do (something active) and Jewishness as something that happens to people (something passive). The tension is most evident in discussions about the status of converts, gentiles who want in and Jews who want out.
|Date and time:||November 13, 2013|
|Location:||Area on Campus: Columbus JCC, 1125 College Avenue|
|Contact:||Paige Bailey Goslin|
|Event category:||Melton Center for Jewish Studies & East Asian Languages And Literatures|