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Daniel Itzkovitz "Birthright Vegas: Wandering the Desert in Search of Jewishness"
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 12:00pm - 02:00pm
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Thursday, January 24, 2013 • 314 Royce Hall • 12 PM

Birthright Vegas: Wandering the Desert in Search of Jewishness

Daniel Itzkovitz (Stonehill College)

Faculty/Student Seminar Series

Since World War II there has been a growing sense among many that anti-Semitism would not destroy the Jews after all; rather, it would be through assimilation, intermarriage and general indifference.  By the 1990s, when the Jewish population survey noted an alarming drop in the number of American Jews, a full-scale panic set in among those concerned with the future of the Jews. Birthright Vegas will look at one moment in this panic and its aftermath: a moment in which the Jewish relation to Israel, to religion, and to Las Vegas is wildly in flux. 

 

Sponsored by the

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

Cosponsored by the
UCLA Department of History
NEH Endowment on Jewish Civilization

Location : 314 Royce Hall
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