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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Obligation in Exile
The Jews have historically been a Diaspora people. With the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, however, Jewish Diaspora identity changed, and it has become increasingly difficult to disassociate Israel from the construction of Diaspora Jewish identity. Moreover, there often exists either the presumption or the expectation that by virtue of being Jewish, one automatically supports Israel. This relationship can be variously described as one of obligation, commitment, allegiance, loyalty, and/or duty. In this presentation I focus on the question of obligation, and of how discourses of (political) obligation frame the Jewish Diaspora’s relationship with Israel, and inform Diaspora Jewish identity today.  

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Ilan Baron

Co-director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics, Durham University
Dr Ilan Zvi Baron is the co-director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics at Durham University. He has published widely on the politics of the Jewish Diaspora’s relationship with Israel, and is an occasional op-ed writer for HaAretz. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sunday February 9, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Upstairs Room #2 King David High School