Meir Kahane: Jewish Radical
Chair: Anshel Pfeffer
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Meir Kahane came of age amid the radical politics of the counterculture, becoming a militant voice of protest against Jewish liberalism. In the US he founded the Jewish Defense League in 1968 and then the ultranationalist KACH after his immigration to Israel in 1971, before his assassination in 1990.
The incisive new biography from Dartmouth College Professor of Jewish Studies Shaul Magid traces the journey of this quintessentially American figure, from a fervent supporter of Israel to a belief that the Zionist project had failed. In conversation with the journalist and author Anshel Pfeffer.
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Shaul Magid is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. His many books include Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism and From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala. He lives in Thetford, Vermont.
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Anshel Pfeffer has covered Israeli politics and global affairs for two decades. He is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz, and the Israel correspondent for The Economist. He is the author of ‘Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu’. He lives in Jerusalem.
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