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Sunday, February 17 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Center and Diaspora, an Age-Old Conversation: Ha'amek Davar on the Israel-Diaspora Relationship

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Contemporary Jewish arguments about the proper roles of Israel and the Diaspora often feel like a zero-sum game. Some dismiss Jewish life in the Diaspora as meaningless, while others champion a Diasporic theory of Jewish life that denies the age-old dream of returning to Zion. We will explore the 19th century Torah commentary Ha’amek Davar for an alternate theory of the Israel-Diaspora relationship as we try to determine its usefulness for our contemporary struggles and debates.

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Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is co-founder and Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. He was faculty at the Drisha Institute, teaching in the Scholars Circle. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, earned a PhD in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS and a B.A. from Harvard. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he co-founded Kehilat Hadar and was a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. He was named... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Brunswick A & B ballroom level