OCHJS Event: David Patterson Lecture (MT20 week 7): Yaacov Yadgar in Conversation with Brian Klug

Conveners: The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Speakers: Yaacov Yadgar and Brian Klug

Israel and the Jewish Question: A discussion following Yaacov Yadgar’s book, Israel’s Jewish Identity Crisis: State and Politics in the Middle East (CUP, 2020)

Yaacov Yadgar is the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and a fellow at St. Anne’s College. His work deals with issues of Jewish identity, nationalism, modernity, secularism and tradition in Israel. Prior to Israel’s Jewish Identity Crisis he published most recently Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionsm, and Judaism (SUNY Press, 2017).


Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St Benet’s Hall, a member of the Faculty of Philosophy, and an Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton. His books include Being Jewish and Doing Justice: Bringing Argument to Life, Offence: The Jewish Case, and (as editor) Words of Fire: Selected Essays of Ahad Ha’am. He has published widely on antisemitism, Zionism, Israel, and other subjects of Jewish interest.

For information on how to join the lectures online, please email Priscilla Lange at academic.administrator@ochjs.ac.uk.