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What’s a Nation-State For?
February 17 , 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Professor Yehudah Mirsky, Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university’s Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, will deliver this year’s Ivan Meyer Lecture in Jewish Law on the subject of “What’s a Nation-State For?: Reflections on Law, Religion, and Nationalism in a Post-Secular Age.”
The world over, liberalism is under attack by a new kind of nationalism, neither religious nor secular but neither and both. And once again, Israel is an illuminating example and fascinating in its own right. Debates over the place and meaning of law and legal institutions are central to this process, which is reshaping law and legal institutions in return. And underlying it all is nationalism’s providing meaning that neither secularism nor religion themselves can provide, and provoking hard ethical questions.
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