Tuesday, October 20, 7:30pm
Who are the Mizrahi Jews? What is and has been their place in Israeli Society? It may be a truism, but every society struggles to determine the boundaries of its culture and its citizenry, not only its geographical boundaries. That struggle is rarely without ethical dimensions. How a society addresses those moral considerations shines a light on it, and Israel is no exception with its absorption of Jews from the Arab world. Please join Dr. Henriette Dahan Kalev (professor emerita from Ben Gurion University, author, and Truman Institute for Peace research fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem) who will discuss these historical events along with the current environment in Israel. As a Moroccan Jew and a scholar, Dr. Kalev brings both a personal and an academic eye to this struggle for ethnic justice.
Free, registration is required. Co-sponsored by Neveh Shalom Israel360, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, and PDXHillel.
About Dr. Henriette Dahan Kalev
Henriette Dahan Kalev’s, professor emerita from Ben Gurion University, areas of expertise are political science and gender. She is a Truman Institute for Peace research fellow, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the author and editor of many books, including the recent Resistance on the Social Margins and An Anatomy of Feminist Resistance. Dr. Dahan Kalev continues to teach on the Law Faculty at Hebrew University and the social science faculty at Ben Gurion University. She is the founder of the Gender Studies Program at Ben Gurion University. Dr. Dahan Kalev was a visiting professor at Oxford (2003-2004), NYU (2011-2012), and UCLA (2015). She has always divided her time between academia and human rights activism.