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May 24, 2006 - Lecture: 'The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity'

REBECCA GOLDSTEIN PhD, philosopher and novelist,
in conversation with Jonathan Rosen

 

It has been 350 years since Spinoza's excommunication by the Jewish community of Amsterdam. The explosive issues the rift raised and Spinoza's responses are very much with us today -- the limits of religion's tolerance of freedom of thought; the conflicting claims of universalism and sectarianism; and strict separation of church and state. With the principle of separation of church and stated being eroded today, YIVO is proud to host a unique event. Rebecca Goldstein, philosopher and novelist, in conversation with Jonathan Rosen, author and Editorial Director, Nextbook, will explore the man who first enunciated the principle and the circumstances that led to it.

 
DATE:
                        May 24, 2006

TIME:                          7 p.m.             

WHERE:                     YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
                                   at the Center for Jewish History
                                   15 West 16th Street, NYC
                                   between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

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For selected writings of Rebecca Goldstein, click here.