Dr. Simon Rabinovitch, Associate Professor in History and Jewish Studies at Northeastern University, will join ‘Breadbreakers’ in a virtual event on Wednesday, April 28 at 12:00 PM CT. He willpresent a lecture on his forthcoming book, Religious Freedom and the Jews: Collective Rights and Modern States, that compares legal cases in Europe, North America, Africa, and Israel where civil courts have decided on matters of Jewish law and communal identity.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required: Register Here
About the Speaker: Dr. Simon Rabinovitch is Associate Professor with appointment in History at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he teaches and writes about different aspects of Jewish, European, Russian, and legal history. His publications include Jewish Rites, National Rights: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia (2014). He edited Jews and Diaspora Nationalism: Writings on Jewish Peoplehood in Europe and the United States (2012) and Defining Israel: The Jewish State, Democracy, and the Law (2018). He is current working on a book called Religious Freedom and the Jews: Collective Rights in Modern State (Yale) that compares legal cases in Europe, North America, Africa, and Israel where civil courts have decided on matters of Jewish law and communal identity.
Previously, Dr. Rabinovitch was based at Boston University as the Associate Director of the Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum with an appointment at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies. He has also held visiting professor positions at Tel Aviv University, the University of Helsinki, and Hebrew College, Boston. Dr. Rabinovitch was a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council for Learned Societies Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs in 2017-2018. He received the Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2015 for Jewish Rights, National Rites. Additionally, in 2015 he was on the Long List for the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History and was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the category of writing based on archival material for Jewish Rights, National Rites.
The event is cosponsored by the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO and the B’nai B’rith Monsky Lodge Omaha.