Lecture: Judaism & Democracy in Israel


This lecture by Prof. Moshe Hellinger will examine the tension between religion and democracy in Israeli politics and discuss how the Jewish religious tradition can underpin a religious foundation for democracy.

Prof. Hellinger is Director of the Barbara Sieratzki z”l Program of Jewish Political Thought at Bar-Ilan University and a renowned expert on the tension and discourse between traditional religious and modern pluralistic democratic philosophy in Israeli society. He served as the head of the Schwartz Institute for Ethics, Judaism and State at Beit Morasha in Jerusalem, as academic head of the “Israeli Hope” program and of the program of dialogue between different cultural groups and as director of the Democracy and Citizenship program at Bar-Ilan University.

Thursday 11th May, 11am – £15