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Menachem Lorberbaum to Deliver B.G. Rudolph Lecture March 28

‘Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project’

March 16, 2017, by Amy Manley

Menachem Lorberbaum
Menachem Lorberbaum

Author and esteemed lecturer in Jewish philosophy Menachem Lorberbaum will be the featured speaker for the 2017 B.G. Rudolph Lecture. The annual address, sponsored by the Jewish Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), will happen on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Room 010 of Crouse-Hinds Hall.

Lorberbaum will speak on “Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project.”

The event is free and open to the public. CART transcription services will be provided. For additional accessibility accommodations, call 315.443.2014 before March 23.

Based in Israel, Lorberbaum is a professor of Jewish philosophy at Tel Aviv University, where he was also the founding chair of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies. Additionally, he is the Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellow and Erika A. Strauss Teaching Fellow at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his research lands at the influences between religion, state and politics in the Jewish tradition.

Adding to his numerous accomplishments, he is a founding member of the Shalom Hartman Institute, a Jewish establishment based in Jerusalem, Israel, which works to elevate the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world through research and education.

His most recent works include "We are Dazzled by His Beauty” (Hebrew, Ben Zvi Institute, 2011) and “Politics and the Limits of Law” (Stanford, 2001; Hebrew: 2006). Lorberbaum is also editor of the first complete Hebrew translation of Thomas Hobbes' “Leviathan” (Shalem, 2009).

Currently engaged in a study of Hasidic Judaism as a model of Jewish religious revitalization in early modernity, Lorberbaum is working to complete his next book in first-order Jewish theology titled “I Seek thy Countenance.”

The B.G. Rudolph Lecture series was created in 1973 by Bernard G. Rudolph in order to bring distinguished Judaic studies scholars to the Syracuse University campus. For more information on the program or the lecture series, contact Zachary Braiterman, professor of religion and Jewish Studies program director, at 315.443.5719 or

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