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The Right and the Left Yell at Us, So We Must Be Doing Something Well

Lila Corwin Berman, Temple University

March 7, 2018 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 101 McCormick

Programs in American and Judaic Studies

The Politicization of American Jewish Politics and Philanthropy

Over the last year, many of the core institutions of American Jewish life, including federations, private foundations, and other communal organizations, have made a point to emphasize their remove from politics. Berman shows how American religious and philanthropic institutions took their shape from state policies intended to narrow the terrain of political expression by rewarding with legal and financial power those groups that professed a clear division between the political and the not political.

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