Shalom TV: Jewish Culture and Civilization
A round table discussion with two editors of the Posen Library, James Young and Deborah Dash Moore, along with Felix Posen, founder of the Posen Foundation.
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A Conversation on Jewish Secularism
The program, held at The New School in March 2011, was moderated by NPR’s Robert Siegel and featured Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Betraying Spinoza and 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, and Dr. David Biale, author of Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought. The three participated in a highly engaging discussion that touched on the intellectual roots of Jewish secularism (including thinkers such as Benedict Spinoza), modern, secular Jewish identity, and the role of Jewish religion in a secular world.
Now What? The Future of New Jewish Culture
Ten years ago, a new generation of young, proud, irreverent Jewish artists and writers began redefining American Jewish identity. The movement was called New Jewish Culture, and it created an explosion of music, literature and art that pushed the boundaries of American Jewish identity.
But after the foldings of several major New Jewish Culture enterprises, the culture had reached a crossroads. Where was its future? What could emerging Jewish artists expect from the next decade?
This program, marking the first event of Speakers' Lab, the public programming initiative of the Posen Foundation, was held at the 14th Street Y in May 2012, and attracted panelists from diverse Jewish backgrounds.