Promised Lands: Jews, Poland, and the Land of Israel
07/01/2023 | Na stronie od 17/12/2022
- A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH
- VOL. 35 OF POLIN: STUDIES IN POLISH JEWRY
Tuesday February 7th 2023
- 9.30am – 5.00pm
- Embassy of the Republic of Poland
- 47 Portland Place
- London W1B 1JH
Organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.
Co-organized and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Polish Cultural Institute London and JW3 (the London Jewish Cultural Centre)
- Professor Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University/UCL)
- Professor François Guesnet (UCL)
From its inception as a political movement, Zionism had as its main goal the creation of a ‘New Jew’ who could contribute to building a Jewish state, preferably in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, where Jews would free themselves from the negative characteristics which, in the view of the ideologues of Zionism, had developed in the diaspora. Yet, inevitably, those who settled in Palestine brought with them considerable cultural baggage. A substantial proportion of them came from the Polish lands, and their presence significantly affected the political and cultural life of the Yishuv, and later the State of Israel. Scholars who have contributed to the volume will explore different aspects of this influence, as well as the continuing relationship between Israel and Poland, up to the present day.
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Conference donations: £15 (£10 concessions) + booking fee. Includes tea, coffee and a kosher lunch
- ‘POLIN Vol. 35’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press.
- The volume will be available to order at the conference at a 25% discount.
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- Sara Ben-Isaac, Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London email@example.com