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Jerusalem of Gold: Israel's Golden Years or Midlife Crisis?

Sunday, May 22, 2022 21 Iyyar 5782

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for a class in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim, which is coming up on May 29th. Join Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn on Zoom for a class focused on Israel's current situation and future.

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(Meeting ID: 924 897 9279, Passcode: 540)

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Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor in Israel Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. Her expertise focuses on Diaspora-Israel relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli ultra-nationalist movement. Her first book, City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement (Harvard, 2017), hailed as a landmark contribution to the field, was the winner of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature Choice Award, a finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, and a nominee for the 2021 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Dr. Hirschhorn was the University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies at the University of Oxford and a postdoctoral fellow in Israel Studies at Brandeis University. She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D) and the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. Apart from her academic work, Dr. Hirschhorn is also a prominent voice bringing scholarship into the public square as a frequent public speaker, writer, media commentator, and foreign policy consultant on Israel/Jewish Affairs. Follow her work at sarahirschhorn1@twitter.

This event is sponsored by Marilyn Rest in commemoration of the Yahrzeits of her parents, James & Nelle Rest, a"h, and her cousins Rabbi Solomon Rest, a"h & Gladys Dorfman, a"h.

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Loop Synagogue.









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