Is the Wandering Jew in Contemporary Israeli Literature a Paradox?

Various ideologies of the early 20th century foresaw an end for the journey of the Wandering Jew in the near future: Communists suggested that he would disappear with the dissolution of nations, Zionists believed that he would return home and no longer be a wanderer. The Wandering Jew has not

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May 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm

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May 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm

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UCLA Faculty Center   View map

Various ideologies of the early 20th century foresaw an end for the journey of the Wandering Jew in the near future: Communists suggested that he would disappear with the dissolution of nations, Zionists believed that he would return home and no longer be a wanderer. The Wandering Jew has not disappeared from contemporary literature, among Jews and others. The most surprising may be the presence of this figure in a number of Israeli novels from the seventies to the recent years. This lecture will address those cases in their socio-cultural contexts.

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GALIT HASAN-ROKEM (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

Cosponsored by the
UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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