22/10 David Myers: “A Hasidic municipality in New York: As American as Apple Pie?“


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David N. Myers, Professor of Modern Jewish thought and chair of the Department of History at UCLA, will discuss a chapter from his book project on the Satmar Hassidic community in Kirjas Joel, a Hasidic- only municipality in NY. Please read Professor Myers’s short introduction , his table of contents, and his chapter.

Professor Galit Hasan-Rokem, Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor Emerita of Folklore at the Hebrew University, will be responding and then we will open it up for general discussion and questions.

Tuesday, October 22. 4:00- 5:30. Swift 106. (Please note: we will begin 30 minutes earlier than our usual schedule due to time constraints.) co-sponsored with CCJS and SAJE – the student alliance for Jewish enrichment. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.