Harvard Law School’s Robert Mnookin Presents a Jewish Book Council Author Talk on

The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 P.M. 

Free and open to the public

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Book sales by Eight Cousins Bookstore, Falmouth

In this thoughtful and perceptive book, Robert H. Mnookin argues that the answers of the past no longer serve American Jews today. The book boldly promotes a radically inclusive American-Jewish community–one where being Jewish can depend on personal choice and public self-identification, not simply birth or formal religious conversion. Instead of preventing intermarriage or ostracizing those critical of Israel, he envisions a community that embraces diversity and debate, and in so doing, preserves and strengthens the Jewish identity into the next generation and beyond.

Can the American Jewish community collectively sustain and pass on to the next generation a sufficient sense of Jewish identity in light of these challenges? Who should count as Jewish in America? What should be the relationship of American Jews to Israel?

Mnookin is the Samuel Willis­ton Pro­fes­sor of Law at Har­vard Law School and the Direc­tor of the Har­vard Nego­ti­a­tion Research Project. Between 1994 and 2003 he served on the Inter­na­tion­al Board of the New Israel Fund as its Sec­re­tary and Trea­sur­er. A lead­ing schol­ar in the field of con­flict res­o­lu­tion Mnookin is the author of nine books.

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