Dr. Yotam Hotam to Present “Transgression” in Modern Jewish Thought | April 20, 2016

On April 20, 2016, at 12:30 PM in Dodd Room 162, Professor Yotam Hotam will present “‘Transgression’ in Modern Jewish Thought.” A spot for this event can be reserved by contacting judaicstudies@uconn.edu. Lunch will be served.

Dr. Hotam will examine Sigmund Freud’s dual sense of identity as a secular modernist who rejects obedience to Jewish law (halacha) and as a lawful Jew who resists succumbing to the secularized- Christian modern culture.

Yotam Hotam is the 2015 Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale, a 2015-2016 Teaching Fellow of the Israel Institute in Washington, and a Visiting Fellow of the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Modern Gnosis and Zionism: The Crisis of Culture, Life Philosophy and Jewish National Thought.