Events

Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 21, 2018
Robbins Collection Annual Lecture – Judaism and the #MeToo Movement: A Feminist Perspective

Rachel Adler, Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Jewish Religious Thought, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Feminist Studies at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles (Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion)

#MeToo has produced a flood of women’s testimony about a range of sexual aggressions that halakhah addresses inadequately or not at all. What would have to change for halakhah to offer a model of gender justice?

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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
100 Boalt Berkeley Law
The event is open to all UC Berkeley, students, staff, and faculty.


Thursday, March 14, 2019
Israeli Law and Society: Judicial Reflections 

Daphne Barak-Erez, Israeli Supreme Court Justice Daphne Barak-Erez will speak about pressing constitutional questions in Israeli society.

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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
100 Boalt Berkeley Law
The event is open to all UC Berkeley, students, staff, and faculty.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Jewish Identities in Israel: Confrontations, Crises and Novel Conceptions

Tomer Persisco, Koret Visiting Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies

Over the past three decades the Israeli society witnessed significant revisions in the way it understands itself and its Jewish identity. The collapse of the peace process, the “disengagement” from Gaza and the growing emphasis on self fulfillment have changed social structures that were taken for granted in the past, and have propelled each of the different Jewish “tribes” in Israel – the Secular Zionist, the Religious-Zionist and the Ultra-Orthodox – into an identity crises. We will examine the manifestation of and the reasons for these developments, and present two opposing but complementary frameworks for self-understanding that are defining Jewish identity in Israel anew.

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5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Morrison Library
101 Doe Library
The event is open to all UC Berkeley, students, staff, and faculty.


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