Martin Kaufman (Spring 2024, IN-PERSON)

By Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center Classes (other events)

Mon, Mar 11 2024 6:30 PM EDT Mon, Apr 15 2024 6:30 PM EDT

Martin Kaufman 

Hannah Arendt Revisited: Modern Antisemitism as Public Policy

Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15


One of the most creative areas of Arendt’s political philosophy focused on the extensive tactical use of antisemitism within European political structures and the often-passive Jewish communal response. Even today, her theories remain controversial, provoking strong Jewish criticism. There could be no better moment to reexamine her theses than in these challenging times.

Students will be provided readings in pdf format from Arendt’s The Jewish Writings and Antisemitism, part one of her Origins of Totalitarianism.

The Harrison S. Kravis Course in Jewish Studies



For classes that meet 6 weeks or longer, a full refund may be requested after the first class meeting. After the second class, a CREDIT of 75% will be given that may be used toward any course and is good for one year. No credit will be given after the third class. Tuition cannot be pro-rated if you cannot attend all class sessions.

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