In the 1990s, the great scholar and intellectual Ruth Wisse wrote a book questioning whether the liberal political tradition could withstand new forms of hostility to Israel, Jewish values, and Jewish continuity. The Tikvah Fund has invited her to revisit some of these arguments in a March 31 webcast, delivered via Zoom from Professor Wisse’s home in NYC. As she would say: let the arguments continue.
Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 7:30 PM EDT
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For centuries, Jews have put their faith in liberal ideas of progress, toleration, and secular democracy. But what if this liberal faith has failed? Ruth Wisse, recently retired from Harvard and now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Tikvah Fund, will diagnose the state of Jewish politics in contemporary America. Her special focus will be the extent to which anti-Jewish politics are currently gaining strength among certain political and cultural groups in the United States. With a momentous presidential election just around the corner, there is no better time to hear from one of Tikvah’s master teachers about this vital issue.
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