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Symposium on Jewish Civilization to explore Judaism and democracy, Oct. 30-31

The 29th annual Symposium on Jewish Civilization will be held Oct. 30 and 31 on the campuses of Creighton University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Omaha Jewish Community Center.

The Symposium, co-hosted by the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton, will this year examine the topic, “Is Judaism Democratic? Reflections from Theory and Practice Throughout the Ages.”

Scholars from around the world will present democracy, monarch, anarchy, art, community organizing and the Torah and the U.S. Constitution. The keynote address will be delivered by Lenn Goodman, DPhil, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, with a talk titled “Torah and the Norms of Constitutional Democracy.”

A full schedule of events can be found here.

The Symposium is also co-hosted by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Jewish Federation of Omaha.

All events are free and open to the public.

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