In this talk, James Loeffler draws on his new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, to revisit the 1948 moment in which modern human rights was born. This talk will also address the challenges and opportunities for minorities and stateless peoples by focusing on Jewish human rights pioneers who saw the Jewish state as an expression of global democracy. Join THI to ask where Human Rights come from, how Jews are part of the story, and if Zionism is in conflict with the modern Human Rights movement?
Sunday, January 27 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Museo Italo Americano Primo Levi and the Holocaust, A Date to Remember Lecture followed by Wine reception with the Professors Co-presented with the Venice Center for International Jewish Studies and the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco The Museo Italo Americano will commemorate International Holocaust […]
. . .קֹ֣ול בְּרָמָ֤ה נִשְׁמָע֙. . . רָחֵ֖ל מְבַכָּ֣ה עַל־בָּנֶ֑יה “A voice is heard in Ramah . . . Rachel is weeping for her children.” (Jeremiah 31:15) Dear Members of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Jewish Studies Community, We write in mourning for the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh and also in […]