"Men may change their clothes ... [but] they cannot change their grandfathers." So wrote Jewish philosopher Horace Kallen in 1915. A century later, this is no longer quite true. We live in a world where identity is increasingly a matter of choice rather than a function of birth. This year, the LIJS Jews in Film course takes boundary-crossing as its theme. The films we will discuss center around how modernity challenges Jews to become a "choosing people," not simply a chosen people.
Join Professor Jonathan Krasner for Out of Bounds: LIJS’s Third Annual Course on Jewish Film on Wednesday evenings, March 27, April 3, and April 10, 2019, 7:45 PM at Temple Isaiah. Click HERE for more details, including the three films we will be watching, as well as registration information.