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December 2020

12:00 PM
Monday, December 7, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
For Current Fellows
Sex in American Religious History
Featuring: Rebecca Davis

Weekly Monday noon gathering for Katz Center fellows and affiliated scholars featuring new research, reflections, and conversations connected to this year's focus on America's Jewish Questions.

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10:45 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:45 AM - 4:15 PM
For the Academic Community
December Symposium
Street and Sanctuary: Jews and Visibility in American Public Spaces

The Fall Colloquium will explore a variety of spaces—synagogues, cemeteries, retail stores, and avenues—to consider the nature of Jewishness as it is consolidated, demonstrated, and performed.

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5:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
For the Public
The Pathos of Chosenness: Who Are the Jews if Not Exceptional?
Featuring: Todd Gitlin

In their 2013 book, The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, Dr. Todd Gitlin and his co-author tried to redeem the claim of chosenness as a concept that might be parlayed into a humane and universalistic vision. In this talk, Dr. Gitlin will discuss the failure of this ambition in recent years.

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