Upcoming Tobias Lectures with Moshe Halbertal

On October 7 and 8 please join us via Zoom for two talks by Moshe Halbertal of New York University. Presented through our Tobias Lecture Series, established by Marjorie and Harry Tobias, each talk will take place at 12:00 noon CDT.

The first lecture, “The Biblical Book of Samuel and the Birth of Politics: Two Faces of Political Violence,” will take place on Wednesday, October 7. Professor Halbertal will explore the ways in which the Book of Samuel understands political violence unleashed by a sovereign on his own subjects. As Halbertal will show, the book’s anonymous author was an uncannily astute observer of political life and the moral compromises and contradictions that the struggle for power inevitably entails.
To attend this first Webex lecture, click HERE and then REGISTER for the event.

On Thursday, October 8, Professor Halbertal will speak on the topic, “Is a Jewish Democratic State Possible?” Halbertal raises the question: Can there be a nation-state like Israel that is genuinely democratic and liberal, while granting equality to all its citizens and protecting religious pluralism and religious freedom?  He will explore that question as it relates to nationalism, religion, and liberalism.
To attend this second Webex lecture, click HERE and then REGISTER for the event.