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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ken Moss: From Cultural Renaissance to a "Youth Without a Future"

Professor Moss suggests that after World War One, the 5 million Jews of non-Soviet Eastern Europe came to experience nationhood not primarily as an ideology to be embraced or rejected but as fact imposed by the world around them. He will explore how this process rendered Jews a national group defined less by cultural difference its members had chosen than by stigma, extrusion, and a sense of futurelessness. He will draw out some of the historical implications of this rethinking for how we conceive the relationship between Jews and nationalism generally and Zionism in particular. Kenneth B. Moss is the Felix Posen Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Johns Hopkins University. His first book Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution (Harvard, 2009) was chosen as a co-winner of the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. It will be published in Hebrew by the Mercaz Zalman Shazar. {Will appear in FYI on Sep 24, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
0142 Holzapfel Hall
JWST Seminar Room
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Debra Ann Kirsch The Meyerhoff Center for jewish Studies +1 301 405 4975
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