Prof Dr David N Myers. A Chanukah Story: The Birth of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

15 December 2020. A Chanukah Story: The Birth of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

The Institute for Jewish Studies (IJS) of the Hebrew University was inaugurated at Chanukah time 1924.  It was intended to serve as a source of illumination to the scholarly world, as well as a harmonious meeting point of east and west. With its birth, Jewish studies in Jerusalem was born.
This talk will explore the arc of the IJS from its humble Chanukah origins to the present.
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(Youtube Channel Center for Israel Studies Vienna)

About the speaker:
Prof. Dr. David N. Myers is the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He is the author or editor of fifteen books in the field of Jewish history, including a forthcoming book with Nomi Stolzenberg on the Satmar Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel, New York. Myers serves as President of the New Israel Fund.

Many thanks to the New Israel Fund Austria for the cooperation and to the University of Vienna Department of Contemporary History for the support.