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Between Mount Herzl and King David's Tomb

The Development of Jewish and National Sacred Space in the State of Israel, 1948-1967

What binds Israeli citizens to their state? How are common holidays and memorials developed in a strongly pluralistic society? What is the function of remembrance in Israeli society?

When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, part of Jerusalem fell outside the borders of the new state. Certain traditional holy places became inaccessible for Jews. New sacred spaces were therefore created, and accessible places were upgraded, in order to further national identity.

This fascinating period in Israel’s history will be discussed by professor Doron Bar. Bar is cultural-historical geographer, and president of the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem. He is an authority on the history of Jerusalem. The lecture will be held in English. There will be time for questions and discussion

Practical information

Location: PThU, Main building Free University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
Date: 3. July 2019
Time: 19.30 - 21.00 h.
Coffee or tea is served from 19.00 - 19.30. 

If you would like to attend, please registrate below.