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In this lecture, based upon her forthcoming second book project, historian and author Sara Hirschhorn will consider the modern histories of Zionism and the Left, the rise of transnational “power” movements, and the unraveling of American Jewish unanimity around Israel between 1967 and 1975.  The talk will historically inform pressing and politicized questions in the face of resurgent contemporary antisemitism.

The event will be held in Zoom webinar format.

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About the speaker

portrait of Sara HirschhornSara Hirschhorn is currently a visiting professor at the University of Haifa Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Haifa Comper Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism and Racism. She is also a research fellow at the Center for Antisemitism Research at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and a fellow of the Jewish People Policy Institute. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 2012.

Her research, teaching, and public engagement activities are focused on the Israeli settler movement, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Diaspora-Israel relations. These interests culminated in her first book City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement (Harvard University Press, 2017), which won the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature Choice Award and was a finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award.

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