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Real Estate or Holy Land: Conflicts of Sacred and Profane in the Making of Modern Israel

Chancellor Gene Block, the UCLA International Institute, and the UCLA Israel Studies Program cordially invite you to join them in welcoming Professor Arieh Saposnik as the The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies. Please join us for this special lecture by Professor Saposnik.

Thursday, February 11, 2010
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Sequoia Room
UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Professor Arieh Saposnik joined UCLA in 2009 in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Professor Saposnik came to UCLA from Arizona State University, where he held the Jess Schwartz Chair in Modern Hebrew Culture. His scholarship focuses on Zionism, Jewish nationalism, and the creation of Israeli culture. He studies these in the dual contexts of the Middle East and the crises faced by Jewish societies and cultures, primarily in Europe, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His acclaimed book, "Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine," was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. Saposnik is a native speaker of English and Hebrew and conducts research in Italian, Yiddish, German, and French.

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking for Structure 2 may be purchased for $10 from the information kiosk located on Westholme Avenue off Hilgard Avenue.

Cost : Free and open to the public.

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