Annual Critical Spiritualities and Global Judaisms Lecture: What Does it Mean to be a Jew in a Post-Ethnic America? Judaism as a Global Religion

American Jewish leader Nahum Goldmann once said, "When things are good for the Jew, they are bad for Judaism." What he meant was that when the Jews are able to assimilate into the society in which they live, the Jew prospers and Judaism suffers. In this lecture, Dr. Shaul Magid of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, suggests that while this was largely true, in today’s post-ethnic United States, where Jews are both an integral part of American society and have also survived as a distinct group, Judaism might be reframed as something more than simply that which binds Jews together. Can Judaism, the religion of the Jews, become a "global religion"?  

Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Speaker: Dr. Shaul Magid, Distinguished Fellow in Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College


Funding for these programs has been provided, in part, by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment for the Hofstra Cultural Center. 

For more information on the Issues in Judaism Lecture Series, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


This event if free, but registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

Thursday, February 27, 2020





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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