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Visiting Hartman Scholar – Alex Kaye

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a lecture to kick off our year of
Hartman Learning

Dr. Alexander Kaye
Rabbi, scholar, author and faculty member at
Shalom Hartman Institute and Brandeis University

Is Zionism Legitimate in an Age of Nationalist Populism and Ethnocentrism?

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If you are unable to attend this exciting lecture to kick off our Hartman year of learning, then please watch the live stream or view the recording on-demand afterward. Source materials will be available for this lecture. Please check the Live Stream Source Materials page prior to the broadcast.

Dr. Alexander Kaye is a faculty member at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is the Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

Alexander Kaye received a Ph.D. in Jewish history from Columbia University, and a B.A. and M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He is ordained as a rabbi, having received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, and served as Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York. Previously he taught at Princeton University and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Kaye’s research is on Jewish intellectual history and the history of political and legal thought. With David N. Myers, he co-edited The Faith of Fallen Jews, a collection of works by the late Prof. Yosef H. Yerushalmi. His new book, The Invention of Jewish Theocracy, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is a history of the idea, espoused by many religious Zionists, that the State of Israel should be run by halakha.


September 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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