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Sunday, June 7 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Haredi Society and the Future of World Jewry

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During the past four decades the Haredi community has grown exponentially in Israel and the Diaspora. They have become a powerful political and social force while at the same time sinking into a cycle of poverty. Some prefer to remain behind the walls of the self imposed ghetto, while others seek  to study and to integrate into the work force.  For many, modernity and technology constitutes a threat while for some it is seen as an opportunity. What are the challenges facing this community as they seek to maintain hard core traditions in the face of technology and modernity?

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David Newman

David Newman is professor of Geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, where he founded the Dept of Politics and Government and served as Dean from 2010-2016. He is currently researching the role of Lithuanian rabbis in twentieth century Britain. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST