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Faculty Colloquium- "Transgression" in Modern Jewish Thought

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

Dr. Yotam Hotam will examine Sigmund Freud's dual sense of identity as a secular modernist who rejects the obedience to Jewish law ("halacha") and as a lawful Jew who resists succumbing to the secularized-Christian modern culture.

Dr. Yotam Hotam is the 2015 Horace W. Goldsmith visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale, a 2015-2016 Teaching Fellow of the Israel Institute in Washington, and a visiting Fellow of the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. He is the author of "Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought."

Contact:

The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, judaicstudies@uconn.edu, 860-486-2271

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