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Jewish History Through the Lens of Sport: Present Day Challenges to Group Identity

A lecture in association with

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cohn-Haddow Center for Jewish Studies at Wayne State University
and
Young Israel of Southfield

 

Sunday March 30, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Young Israel of Southfield*

Free and open to the public

Yeshiva University's Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History (and assistant men's basketball coach) Jeffrey S. Gurock will use the metaphor of sports to explore basic contemporary religious dilemmas for American Jews. His most recent book is Judaism's Encounter with American Sports (Indiana University Press, 2005), in which the author examines how sports entered American Jewish life and how the secular values of sports threatened observance and religious identification.

For further details about Dr. Gurock visit his website: Jeffrey S. Gurock Ph.D.


*Young Israel of Southfield, 27705 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034

Parking note: Young Israel of Southfield is located on the west side of Lahser Rd., just south of the traffic light at Winchester, a half-mile north of 11 Mile Rd., or south of 12 Mile Rd. Parking in the synagogue lot is very limited, but there is plentiful parking in the lots of Stevenson School, just north of the synagogue. Turn west at the traffic light into the lots. Enter the synagogue at the rear entrance, accessible through the gate bordering the school lot.

 

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