April 2, 1997

Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies 1996-97

On Sunday evening, April 13, Arthur Hertzberg, who delivered the inaugural Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies in 1988, will return for the 10th anniversary of the program in 1997, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Basel Congress. In 1988 he gave a prescient talk, titled "Israel and Palestine: A Battle of Two Rights," predicting that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only in the form of an agreement imposed from without by the superpowers. This year he will speak on "The Future of the Zionist Movement: A Reassessment on its Centenary."

Mr. Hertzberg is the author of several books, among them: The French Enlightenment and the Jews (Columbia University Press, 1968), The Zionist Idea (Doubleday and Herzl Press, 1959; new edition, Jewish Publication Society, 1997), The Jews in America (Simon and Schuster, 1989), and Judaism (1961; 2nd revised ed., Touchstone, 1992). Since 1985, he has been rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in Englewood, New Jersey, and, since 1991, the Bronfman Visiting Professor of the Humanities at New York University. He has also taught at Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and has lectured widely in this country and abroad.

The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. The public is cordially invited to attend.