Dean BergerKey issues regarding the role of academic Jewish Studies in the larger society, both in Israel and the Diaspora, were discussed in a recent interview of Dr. David Berger, Ruth & I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Responding to questions posed by Dr. Elisheva Baumgarten of Bar-Ilan University, Dean Berger covered a range of topics, including: the relationship between academic Jewish scholarship and Jewish identity, what makes Jewish identity unique, and how its perception might differ in Israel and in the Diaspora. To watch this interview, conducted in Hebrew, click here. It was sponsored by Beit Avi Chai and took place in Jerusalem on July 30, 2013.



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