The project of Jewish national life in the land of Israel has, from its origins, struggled with the fact that it is the homeland of two peoples, that Jewish heritage clashes with the Palestinian daily life of generations. Too often, attempts to resolve this struggle assume a zero-sum game that pits Jews and Palestinians against each other. The occupation is one of the results. Emor asks: What if a new approach were possible? Through delving into both peoples’ history, Jewish religious sources, early Zionist writings, and the chronicles of American and other international engagement, we seek to imagine new paradigms. We believe there are ways for Israelis and Palestinians both to have their human rights guaranteed and for multiple peoples’ religious and national commitments to be honored. Join us to explore and imagine.
Emor is delighted to invite Yali Hashash as the final speaker of our threefold cord series about Israel and democracy.
What can political theology teach us about the current decline of liberalism? Read our white paper by scholars Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D, and Yotam Hotam, Ph.D.
Amit Gvaryahu, Ph.D, will investigate this question in part two of Emor’s three-part series on the Threefold Cord: Democracy, Nationalism, and Human Rights in a Jewish State.
Professor Julie Cooper, Senior Lecturer in the Political Science Department at Tel Aviv University, will explore how a historical lens can widen our perspective on Zionism today.
A letter from our Director Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson: “We’re excited you’re here to join the conversation about the big Jewish ideas that can help reshape our world…”