Lavy Colloquium

The Lavy Colloquium was founded in 2005 through the generosity of Norman Lavy, MD, FACP, and Marion H. Lavy. The colloquium examines and considers ideas related to Jewish civilization.

The 14th Lavy Colloquium

October 7, 2018

Israel Under Netanyahu

The colloquium will analyze Israeli domestic politics and foreign policy during the period in which Benjamin Netanyahu has served as Israel’s prime minister. The one-day symposium will bring together scholars from Israel and the United States and will discuss Israel’s political parties, its economy, and its relations with the United States, Iran, Turkey, the Palestinians, the Arab world, India, China, and the American Jewish community.

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The 13th Lavy Colloquium

April 9-11, 2018

Herem: The Sources, Practice, and Representation of Ex-Communications and Bans in Rabbinic Culture

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The 12th Lavy Colloquium

Nov. 6-7, 2017

New Frontiers in the Study of Modern Hebrew Literature

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The 11th Lavy Colloquium

May 4-5, 2016

Israel’s East European Lineages: Russian and Polish Jewish History, Zionism, and Israeli Political Cultures

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The 10th Lavy Colloquium

Dec. 1-2, 2014

The Polish Jewish Condition? Polish Jewish Social Thought and the 1930s

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The 9th Lavy Colloquium

Nov. 18-19, 2013

The Hacham Tzvi, Rabbi Yaacov Emden, and Their Worlds: The Story of Early Modern Rabbinics

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The 8th Lavy Colloquium

Oct. 15-16, 2012

Yiddish After the Castrophe, 1934 to Present

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The 7th Lavy Colloquium

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011

Jews and Empire

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The 6th Lavy Colloquium

Oct. 10, 2010

Six Decades of U.S.-Israeli Relations

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The 5th Lavy Colloquium

Nov. 18-19, 2009

“The Jewish Jesus”

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The 4th Lavy Colloquium

2008

Nationhood and the Jews

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The 3rd Lavy Colloquium

2007

Judaism and Christian Art

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The 2nd Lavy Colloquium

2006

Israel Since Rabin

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The 1st Lavy Colloquium

Atlantic Jewry in an Age of Mercantilism

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