Series 7 - Jews Without Apology: Some Lessons from My Years at Harvard
The campus culture has inordinately focused on narratives of victimhood. Jews have certainly suffered their share of mistreatment, and anti-Semitism seems to be alive and well. But the only true and enduring recipe for Jewish flourishing—in college and beyond—is Jewish self-confidence: the educated belief that being a Jew and being a Zionist is never a reason to apologize. Professor Ruth Wisse, a pioneering scholar of Jewish literature and an important voice in debates on Jewish politics, will pass along some hard-won wisdom from her decades at Harvard about the nature of Jewish courage and the riches of Jewish civilization that await any eager student who seeks them.
Sponsor: The Tikvah Fund