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Sunday, February 17 • 10:00am - 11:15am
American Jewish Identity Politics

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The coming of age of Jewish baby boomers initiated an era of Jewish identity politics that intersected with, and occasionally diverged from, those convulsing American society. We will discuss how feminism, Israel and Zionism, the Soviet Jewry movement, the Holocaust, intermarriage, multiculturalism, and debates on sexuality and gender, shattered a consensus that had taken hold in the postwar decades. We will look at a number of key texts from these decades. 


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Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. A historian of American Jews, she focuses on the twentieth century experience. She is the author of a trilogy: At Home in America (1981), GI Jews (2004), and To the Golden Cities (1994). Most recently, she served as the general editor for City of Promises: A History of the... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Passaic A 15th floor conference center