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    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar, March 14

    March 9, 2022

    A Remarkable Tale of Law, Politics, and Religion: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Town in Upstate New YorkThis talk will explore the fascinating story of Kiryas Joel, a legally recognized municipality in New York made up entirely of strictly Orthodox Hasidic Jews. How did this town come into being? Does it grate against the separation of religion and state in American politics and law? Or is it of a piece with strong, often religious communities that have found their place on the landscape on this country. The story of Kiryas Joel should be of interest to anyone interested in the place of religion in American society.Copies of American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York will be on sale.David N. Myers, Ph.D., Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.Nomi Stolzenberg, Founder and Co-director of the USC Center for Law, History and CultureMarch 14, Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.; remote link will be emailedTo register contact alicen.morrison@scranton.edu

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