ONLINEThe Nature of A.D. Gordon: Environment, Nationalism and Jewish Culture

March 16, 2021 Free
(Photo: John Theodor/iStock)
(Photo: John Theodor/iStock)

Nearly a century since his passing, the life and work of Aharon David Gordon (1856-1922) have drawn renewed attention. A flurry of new publications from manuscripts, scholarly studies and renewed popular interest in Gordon among social activists and artists point to the vitality of his thought as a point of entry into Zionist history and a means of exploring Jewish cultural and social renaissance today. This major figure is little-known in the English-speaking world.


  • Ruth Calderon, co-founder, Elul; former member of Knesset; educator; and Talmud scholar
  • Ron Margolin, professor of Modern Jewish Thought, Department of Jewish Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Tel Aviv University; research fellow of the Kogod Research Center, Shalom Hartman Institute
  • Shay Rabineau, assistant professor of Israel Studies, Binghamton University


  • Yehudah Mirsky, professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

This is the third of a three-part symposium, which takes place on three consecutive Tuesdays. Join us for one or more.

Organized by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies in cooperation with the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, both at Brandeis University.

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