Promised Lands: Jews, Poland, and the Land of Israel

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 7, 2023
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH VOL.35 OF POLIN. STUDIES IN POLISH JEWRY

at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

London W1B 1JH

 

Organized by the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL.

Co-organized and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Polish Cultural Institute London and JW3 (the London Jewish Cultural Centre)

From its inception as a political movement, Zionism had as its main goal the creation of a ‘New Jew’ who could contribute to building a Jewish state, preferably in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, where Jews would free themselves from the negative characteristics which, in the view of the ideologues of Zionism, had developed in the diaspora. Yet, inevitably, those who settled in Palestine brought with them considerable cultural baggage. A substantial proportion of them came from the Polish lands, and their presence significantly affected the political and cultural life of the Yishuv, and later the State of Israel. Scholars who have contributed to the volume will explore different aspects of this influence, as well as the continuing relationship between Israel and Poland, up to the present day.

‘POLIN Vol. 35’ is published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilisation/Liverpool University Press.

The volume will be available to order at the conference at a 25% discount.

RESERVATION IS ESSENTIAL

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