Ahad Ha’am and the Jewish Future?

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Host: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Location: Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford
Speaker: Dr Brian Klug (St. Benet's Hall)

Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St Benet's Hall, Oxford and a member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He is the author of Being Jewish and Doing Justice: Bringing Argument to Life (2011) and Offence: The Jewish Case (2009). His writing on Jewish identity, anti-Semitism, race and related topics has appeared in numerous journals and periodicals. His latest book, Words of Fire, an edited selection of essays by Ahad Ha'am, has just been published by Notting Hill Editions.

Ahad Ha'am (Hebrew for 'one of the people') is the pen name of Asher Ginzberg, an outstanding Hebrew essayist, whose writing has had a major influence on contemporary Jewish thought. He is remembered as the founder of 'cultural Zionism' and as a stern critic of the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl.

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