“Awake My People”: Jewish Responses to Antisemitism in the Modern Period

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024

Tuesday, April 2
7 pm ET Program Start
In Person at Gratz College & Livestreamed on Zoom
FREE | Registration Required

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What’s the difference between a Jewish optimist and a Jewish pessimist? And how does the punchline of this classic joke shed light on our interpretation of the relationship between antisemitism and the development of modern Jewish identity? In this talk, Prof. Avinoam Patt will explore how Jewish responses to persecution (and acceptance) have affected the development of Jewish identity in the modern period, through the lens of political, religious, social and cultural movements that have shaped the Jewish encounter with the modern world.

Presented by Dr. Avinoam Patt, Inaugural director of NYU’s Center for Study of Antisemitism and the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies in NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.

This program is presented by Gratz College in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History