At this installment of the "Eat. Talk. Learn." series, visiting professor of history Derek Penslar will speak on "The Rise and Fall of the Israel Diaspora Romance" and the ways we romanticize the diaspora's relationship to Israel. Kosher dinner will be served.
Derek Penslar is the Samuel Jacks Professor of Jewish History at the University of Toronto and the Stanley Lewis Visiting Professor of History at the University of Oxford. His research specialties are the history of modern European Jewry, Zionism, and the State of Israel.