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Saturday, August 17 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
What is Jewish Culture? Jewish Religious Claustrophobia and Shifting Boundaries of Belonging

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Anthropologists argue that cultural identity is never fixed, but, on the contrary, is fundamentally fluid and adaptable to changing circumstances, even if conservatives see it as totally unchangeable. In modern times, the Jewish world has moved substantially in its definitions of itself and its criteria for belonging.

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Jonathan Webber

Jonathan is a British anthropologist and Jewish activist living in Kraków, Poland. Specialising in modern Jewish society, Holocaust studies, Polish–Jewish studies and Jewish heritage, he taught at Oxford, Birmingham, and the Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Now retired, he has... Read More →

Saturday August 17, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Room 7