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  1. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 11: Purity Politics and the Problem of Solidarity

    This talk explores the relationship between the rise in purity politics among American Jews and the problems it raises for building solidarities in the context of such things as the Women’s March and BLM. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  2. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 10: Mizrahi Resistance and Pride

    Mizrahi Jews in Israel, like other minorities of color, have been suffering from institutionalized racism inflicted on them by Ashkenazi Jews, based on their racial and ethnic Otherness. Reversing the gaze away from this official Zionist narrative of Modern Israel, the main purpose of this lecture is to introduce students to a counter story of Modern Israel told from the perspective of Mizrahi Jews with special regard to the socio-legal oppression and racism inflicted against them encompassing many aspects of their lives from housing to education, the media, health etc.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:27pm

  3. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 9: Jewish Identity in Mixed Race Families

    This session will explore the intersections of race, religion, and Jewish identity in the context of mixed race families in contemporary U.S. society.  We will talk about the research we did for our book, JewAsian, in addition to connections we see between this work and current demographic trends.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  4. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 8: Ethiopian Hebrews in Early 20th Century Harlem

    This presentation focuses on early twentieth-century congregations in Harlem in which members claimed Ethiopian Hebrew and navigated race and religion among Black Christians and Jews of European descent. 



    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:26pm

  5. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 7: Latino Jews

    Using a comparative perspective to understand the lived experiences of Latin@ Jews in the United States, Prof. Limonic shows how this group of immigrants attain upward mobility through successfully navigating racial and class structures.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:25pm

  6. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 6: The Racialization of Religion

    In this presentation, Sylvester Johnson will explain the racialization of religion as a central and persisting phenomenon in the making of the West that has targeted Islam, Judaism, and so-called animism. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:25pm

  7. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 5: Black Power, Jewish Politics

    Professor Dollinger will offer a new understanding of Jewish participation in the civil rights movement of the 1950s, the rise of Black Power in the 1960s, and the Jewish ethnic and religious revival of the 1970s. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:24pm

  8. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 4: Religion and White Supremacy in the US

    This talk explores the history and contemporary relationship between religion and white supremacy in the United States, showing the ways that religious theologies and practices are mobilized to both resist and reinforce racial inequality. It also shows how gendered norms undergird this relationship.


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:23pm

  9. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 3: Jews and the Religion of Whiteness

    What is the relationship between Jewishness and Whiteness? What is the nature of their entanglement? Such are the driving questions of this talk, which elaborates Whiteness as a geopolitical practice of religion, indeed as a practice of myth, that institutes the global idea of race or that organizes the planet through racial capitalism. The nature of this Whiteness is the subject of this talk with specific reference to the figural meaning of the Jews within the Whiteness of the West. 


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:23pm

  10. Jews, Race, and Religion Lecture 2: Roots, Scripture and Race

    The politics of American identity are rooted in memory. What do Alex Haley’s Roots and the Jewish scriptural tradition teach us about the constitution of race in the USA?


    Posted on: 2020/11/10 - 1:21pm