Beyond Virtually Jewish: New Realities and Real Imaginary Spaces – A lecture by Ruth Ellen Gruber

215 Lloyd Hall

Ruth discusses new forms of Jewishness, Jewish practice, and religious and cultural expression. She describes how she coined the term “Virtually Jewish” to describe non-Jewish involvement, embrace, appropriation and engagement with Jews and Jewish culture — and what that means in today’s changing conditions. She discusses new realities and new authenticities; new definitions of “Jewish.”