Me’ah Select: Old/New World: The History of Zionist Ideas

November 5, 2019 Newton Centre $350.00
(Photo: Tzogia Kappatou/iStock)
(Photo: Tzogia Kappatou/iStock)

Zionism sprouted from modernity, the 19th-century social and intellectual trends that challenged just what, exactly, it meant to be a Jew in a new era of history. In this class, we’ll explore how those ideas impacted the Jewish people in Israel and in America.

We’ll look at the key ideas of Zionism and how the thinkers, poets and artists of the post-1948 and post-1967 eras expressed the change that shaped these generations. To understand their ideas is essential for understanding why and how the State of Israel came to be, why it looks the way it does today and what it all means for 21st-century Judaism. The instructor is Rabbi Neal Gold.

This 10-week course will meet weekly on Tuesdays from November 5 to Jan. 28 (except for holidays). For financial aid and other questions, contact

Me’ah Select is a one-semester, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history, taught at the college level but without papers and assignments. It is led by outstanding instructors from the Me’ah Classic faculty.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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$350.00 per adult

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