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A Conversation on Jewish Secularism

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7:30 p.m.

A majority of Jews worldwide consider themselves secular. How can literature and history open doors, erase boundaries, and address the needs of secular Jews to discover or recover their Jewish heritage? Robert Siegel, host of NPR's All Things Considered, interviews Rebecca Goldstein and David Biale.

Rebecca Goldstein is the author of Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity and the recently published 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction.

David Biale, chair of the Department of History and the Emmanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History at the University of California at Davis, is the author of the newly published Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought and the editor of Cultures of the Jews.

This event is presented by the Jewish Cultural Studies Program at The New School, in collaboration with the Posen Foundation and the Center for Cultural Judaism.

A Conversation of Jewish Secularism follows the University for a Day: Jewish Secularism event held 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on the same day in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School.

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