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The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Center for Jewish Learning and the Brodsky Library are bringing Professor Chaim Gans, the Joyce Z. Greenberg visiting professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago to the community.

Profession Gans is a political philosopher and Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University. His research and teaching interests include political and legal theory with emphasis on nationalism, multiculturalism, global justice and philosophical/moral analysis of more specific public affairs. Gans is currently the Joyce Z. Greenberg visiting professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago.

As a political philosopher and author his body of work includes several important books including. His most recent book, A Political Theory for the Jewish People (2016), will be the focus of his presentation. In this work, Gans examines the two dominant interpretations of Zionism, contrasts them with post-Zionist alternatives, and develops a third model. Along with exploring the historiographic, philosophical and moral foundations of each of these approaches, Gans considers their implications for the relationship between Jews and Arabs in Israel/Palestine as well as the relationship between Israeli and diasporic Jews.

Professor Gans will share his thesis on Sunday, November 12 and create the opportunity for serious discussion. The program will take place from 10:00-11:30 am at Hillel University, 6300 Forsyth Blvd., 63105. Additional Parking available at Forsyth School, 6235 Wydown Blvd., 63105.

RSVP to Nancy Dubman at 314-442-3771 or For additional information, contact Cyndee Levy at 314-442-3754 or

Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series is generously funded by the Lubin-Green Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.