23rd Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies: "Expanding Jewish Political Thought: Beneath, Between, Before and Beyond the State"

 

APRIL 23–24 2017

 

SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St 

 

1:30 PM          Welcome

 

Steven Weitzman, Ella Darivoff Director,

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies            

 

1:45 PM          Session I. Beneath

 

Chair: Sam Brody (University of Kansas/Katz Center)

 

Elliot Ratzman (Swarthmore College/Katz Center)

Democracy after Alinsky: The Jewish Community Organizing Tradition

 

Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv University/Katz Center)

How Much Land Does a Jew Need? Revisiting A. D. Gordon’s Man and Nature

 

Irene Tucker (University of California, Irvine/Katz Center)

The Politics of Jewish Ceremonial Law: Minyan as Coalition 

 

David N. Myers (UCLA/Katz Center)

Sovereignty from the Bottom up: A New-Old American Tradition

 

Respondent: Kenneth Moss (Johns Hopkins University)

 

3:45 PM          Coffee Break

 

4:15 PM          Session II. Between

 

Chair: Anne Norton (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Rebecca Kobrin (Columbia University/Katz Center)

“If I had been a man, I would have joined the Navy to see the world, but since I was a woman, I joined JDC”: Laura Margolis (1941)

 

Joshua Teplitsky (Stony Brook University/Katz Center)

Rulers, Rabbis, and Relatives: Establishing Order across Borders and within Clans in the Kehillot of Early Modern Europe

 

Claude Stuczynski (Bar-Ilan University/Katz Center)

Jewish “Royal Alliance” or Early Modern Political Agency? Conversos, Freedom of Conscience, and the Question of Sovereignty

 

Respondent: James Loeffler (University of Virginia)

 

6:30 PM          Dinner (by invitation)

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St

 

Remarks by Steven J. Fluharty

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience

 

MONDAY APRIL 24, 2017

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St 

 

8:30 AM          Coffee & Light Breakfast

 

9:00 AM          Session III. Before

 

Chair: Assaf Tamari (Ben Gurion University/Katz Center)

 

David Sorkin (Yale University)

Revisiting Emancipation: Toward a History of Jewish Politics

 

Vasileios Syros (Academy of Finland/Katz Center)

Early Modern Jewish Ideas on Political Realism

 

Julie Cooper (Tel Aviv University/Katz Center)

Spinoza’s Critique of Jewish Politics

 

Respondent: Shaul Magid (Indiana University, Bloomington)

 

11:00 AM        Coffee Break  

 

11:30 AM        Session IV. Beyond

 

Chair: Jeffrey Green (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Orr Scharf (Open University of Israel/Katz Center)

Hermann Cohen's Deutschum und Judentum: Between Pure Reason and the Sources of Judaism 

 

Michael Fagenblat (Open University of Israel/Katz Center)

People, Place, Dwelling: Heidegger’s political ontology as a key to post-statist Jewish political theology

 

Arye Edrei (Tel Aviv University/Katz Center)

From the Distinct Community to the Nation State and Back: Hirsch and Brewer in Frankfurt and Jerusalem

 

Respondent: Samuel Fleischacker (University of Illinois, Chicago)

 

1:30 PM          Lunch Break

 

3:00 PM          Session V. Final Panel

 

Chair: Meirav Jones (Yale University/Katz Center)

Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University/Katz Center)

Samuel Moyn (Harvard University)

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Ben Gurion University)

Menachem Lorberbaum (Tel Aviv University/Katz Center)

5:00 PM          Reception

ARCH Building, Room 108, 3601 Locust Walk

Event Subtitle: 

Expanding Jewish Political Thought

Event Location: 

Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street

Event Date and Time: 
April 23, 2017 9:00am