A conversation between three Natan Book honorees- James Loeffler moderating a conversation between Nancy Sinkoff and Susie Linfield
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), the German Jewish political philosopher, is an icon, revered by many intellectuals in her day--and now--as well as by the public. Her writings on antisemitism, Zionism, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust are regularly invoked. Less so the writings of another major postwar female Jewish intellectual, Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915-1990), whose life and work covered much of the same intellectual territory as Arendt's. Yet the two held adversarial positions about the most pressing issues confronting Jews in the 20th century, issues that are still very relevant today. Join Natan Fund, Jewish Book Council, and three Natan Book honorees, Susie Linfield, Nancy Sinkoff, and James Loeffler, in a discussion of how these two formidable intellectuals wrestled with the meaning of the Holocaust, Jewish political vulnerability, Zionism, and Israel.