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Israel Beneath the Surface:
History, Faith, Politics
Recorded November 2001

Michael Meyer and Paul Liptz

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This mini-course features Michael Meyer and Paul Liptz and was recorded in October 2001. The archive consists of three audio presentations and written materials all available over the web. The exact presentation titles are listed below.

The audio presentations are recordings of live conference calls from the mini-course. Once you register, study materials will be available for downloading from this website - including an article by Michael Meyer and a set of relevant texts.

Israel Beneath the Surface: History, Faith, Politics
Michael Meyer and Paul Liptz

Session Title Scholar
Jewish History & Israeli History: The Problem of
Distinguishing Between Them
Michael Meyer
Religious Significance of the State of Israel:
Is It the Beginning of Our Redemption?
Michael Meyer
Political Culture: Am Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael
Paul Liptz

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Scholars' Bios

Michael A. Meyer
Michael is the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from HUC-JIR and specializes in Jewish intellectual history and the history of Reform Judaism. Michael's publications include: Response to Modernity: A History of the Reform Movement in Judaism (Oxford University Press, 1988) and German-Jewish History in Modern Times, 4 volumes (Columbia University Press, 1996-1998).

Paul Liptz
Born in Rhodeisa(Zimbabwe), Paul made Aliyah on June 4th, 1967 — one day before the Six Day War. Paul is a social historian who deals with Africa, Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe, Modern Jewish history, Zionism, and Contemporary Israeli Society. Paul has lectured at Hebrew University in the Dept of Asian and African Studies and the Melton Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. For 30 years, Paul has been lecturing in the Department of Middle East and African History, Tel Aviv University. Currently, Paul lectures at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. Paul served in the IDF during the War in Lebanon and then in Education Corps dealing with IDF Officers.

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