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Sunday, August 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What is Jewish History?

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Location: R4

What is Jewish History in a small country like New Zealand "on the other side of the world"? There are some complex questions: How can or should it be written? What and who should it include? Who can write it? Such questions generate more questions - for instance, "Who and what is Jewish for the purposes of such a history?", and "Does a specifically Jewish history even exist in this country?"; questions like these have generated argument and controversy in other countries.

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Leonard Bell

Associate Professor Leonard Bell has taught Art History at The University of Auckland since 1973. He is a highly-regarded scholar both nationally and internationally. His writings on cross-cultural interactions and representations in all visual media, and on the works and careers... Read More →
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Sue Berman

Sue migrated to NZ as a child from South Africa in 1979. In 1982 she was a b’nei mitzvah of Beth Shalom where she continues to be an active adult member. Sue has a passion for stories of people and place - of cultural identity and the way we share and make meaning in our lives... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm NZST