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“Thoughts on Society and Politics in Israel Today”

A Lunchtime Conversation with Visiting Tutor David Satran

Dean's Lecture & Concert Series

Friday, May 12, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Senior Common Room


As Israel celebrates her seventy-fifth year of independence as a modern nation, the country finds itself embroiled in a protracted social and political crisis. The first four months of 2023 have witnessed a widespread and unprecedented public protest against the ruling government coalition and its program of judicial reform. What are some of the deeper issues, social and political, that the current situation reveals? To what extent are they inherent in the formation of the modern state? And what questions might the crisis have concealed?


David Satran is a (retired) professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research has focused on the relationship between philosophical and religious thought in Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity as well as on Jewish-Christian relations in Late Antiquity. He recently authored: In the Image of Origen. Eros, Virtue and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy (University of California Press 2018).

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  • Kenneth King
  • Robert Keith Thomas
  • Diane Bush
  • John Carpenter

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