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Looking at the Irish with Envy: American Zionism and the Uses of Irish Nationalism

Wednesday, February 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free
A portrait of "champion of liberty" Daniel O'Connell

Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell depicted in an 1847 Pennsylvania poster. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Of the minority nationalisms that American Zionists encountered in a United States context rife with nationalist activity, it was the Irish that they most admired. Why was this, and what lessons did Zionists take from Irish nationalism?

Historian Judah Bernstein will tackle these questions and others in this lunchtime talk.

This is a brown bag lunch event – bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk.

About the Speaker

Portrait of Judah Bernstein in sweater and blazerJudah Bernstein received his Ph.D. at New York University in Hebrew-Judaic Studies and History. His dissertation examined the evolution of Zionism in America in the early 20th century.

He is currently an adjunct lecturer at Rutgers University and a faculty fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 7
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Thomson 317 on the UW Campus
2023 Skagit Lane
Seattle, WA 98195 United States

Organizer

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
Phone:
206-543-0138
Email:
jewishst@uw.edu
Website:
jewishstudies.washington.edu

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