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The Legal History of Modern Jewish Movements

Yitzhak Lewis

Monday 12:45 PM–2:00 PM Manhattan Theater

101, College/University Student Recommended, Global Culture & History

What's the difference between Conservative and Reform? Did people in the Bible really dress like the ultra-Orthodox? Is Zionism a "modern Jewish movement"? Is secularism? We will introduce the origins and history of modern Jewish movements. This will be done through a discussion of the varying attitudes Jewish thinkers have had throughout history towards the idea of Jewish religious law.

Yitzhak Lewis

Columbia University

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Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yitzhak graduated Hebrew University with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, Psychology and Creative Writing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Hebrew and Comparative Literature. He lives in New York with his wife.

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