Guest Speaker Rachel Havrelock

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March 18, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Professor Havrelock, Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, explains how the existing borders of Israel came into being and the reasons why they are disputed based on her newly released book, “River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line”. Religious traditions, the European creation of the modern Middle East, and the wars of the 20th Century all contribute to the current as well as the proposed maps of the region.

Professor Havrelock will tell the stories behind the borders and show how, from biblical times to the present, many interpretations of the map of Israel have coexisted.


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