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Events for Thursday September 12, 2019

Changing Views of the Desert in Israeli Culture - Public Lecture at Rutgers-New Brunswick


Thursday September 12, 2019
7:30 PM

Desert in the Promised Land, a new book by Prof. Yael Zerubavel, explores the multiple meanings of the desert as both a geographic region in Israel and a symbolic landscape in Zionist and Israeli culture. On September 12, Zerubavel will discuss her book, which draws on literary, artistic, and folkloric sources to examine changing views of the desert from the early twentieth century to the present, shedding light on romantic and mythical associations, settlement and security issues, and environmental concerns.

Zerubavel is professor emerita of Jewish studies and history and founding director of the Bildner Center at Rutgers. The talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit Free parking available with online vehicle registration on the website. Sponsored by Rutgers’ Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the talk is the Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Program.


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