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The Art of the Kvetch: Jewish Humor as Secularism
April 27, 2011

This panel investigates the modern tradition of Jewish humor that emerged from the ideological ferment that produced Zionism, Liberal Judaism, Orthodox politics, and a wide variety of secular forms of Judaism.


A Conversation on Jewish Secularism (Video)
March 12, 2011

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?

University for a Day: Jewish Secularism
March 12, 2011
The New School hosted a day-long series of mini-courses on Jewish secularism, an exciting new field at the vanguard of Jewish Studies.


Freud, Secularism, and Jewish History (Video)
October 25, 2010

Panelists discuss Freud's place in Jewish history, his contributions to secularization, and his impact on American culture.

Scholars at The New School (Video)
April 5, 2010
The Jewish Cultural Studies series presents a public panel on the legacy of secular Jewish scholars at The New School from 1919 until the 1970s.


Jewish Cultural Pluralism (Video)
November 16, 2009

Can there be cultural pluralism in a state where Jews are the majority? Is there more than one Jewish culture?

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