Derek Penslar 2013 Sherman Lectures – 4 – The Invention of Israeli Nativity


This final Sherman lecture tackles the question of continuity versus rupture in the idea of the Jews’ return to the Land of Israel in modern times. ¬†On the one hand, they are returning to what is thought of as a native land; yet they are also newcomers, immersed in the culture of lands in which they have lived for generations.