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Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat Dinner with Mark Weitzman

Friday, November 22, 2019 24 Cheshvan 5780

4:25 PM - 7:00 PM150 West 85 Street (MCS)

Mark Weitzman, director of government affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will be Darkhei Noam's next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence and will address the community three times on "Difficult Relationships: Parashah and Policy"

~at Kabbalat Shabbat: Ger v'toshav anochi imachemA Minority Defines its Predicament 

~at a community dinner following davenning: Difficult Friendships: Scholem, Eliade, Evola and Antisemitism
Babysitting will be available.

~before Musaf on Shabbat morning: HagarDivide and Conquer - A Case Study in Power and Manipulation

 

This Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat is sponsored by Mindy, Eric, Charlie and Maya Hecht in loving memory of Mindy's father, Dr. Charles H. Feldman, Yitzchak Tzvi ben Yaakov v'Leah, z"l.

 

Mark Weitzman is director of government affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and is also chief representative of the Center to the United Nations in New York. He is a member of the official U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority (IHRA), where he chaired the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial. He is the architect of IHRA’s adoption of the Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, which is the first definition of anti-Semitism with any formal status.

Among many other leadership positions, Mark is a participant in the program on Religion and Foreign Policy of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former co-chair of the Working Group on International Affairs of the Global Forum on Antisemitism, and a board member and former vice
president of the Association of Holocaust Organizations.

Mark has met with world leaders including UN Secretaries-General Kofi Annan, Ban Ki-moon, and Antonio Guterres, and Popes Benedict and Francis. A renowned writer on antisemitism and extremism, he was a winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for best anthology for
Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal and is currently co-editing the Routledge History of Antisemitism, scheduled for publication in 2020.

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