What role does the land of Israel play in the construction of an authentic Jewish life and what is the status of the diaspora? Is it only in the land of Israel that the Jewish people can fulfill its “destiny?” Or is an authentic and significant Jewish life possible – perhaps even mandated -- outside the land of Israel? This lecture by Christine Hayes, the Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University, explores biblical, Second Temple and rabbinic sources and uncovers surprisingly diverse constructions of center and diaspora as sites of Jewish authenticity.
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Sponsor: Kronsberg Memorial Lecture