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Sunday, June 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Do some Jews truly 'hate' their Jewishness?

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Historically there have been those who somehow identify themselves as being of the Jewish faith and/or 'race' but have views which put them at serious odds with the mainstream Jewish community. This session will attempt to outline the issues and possible motivations of so-called 'self-hating Jews'. It is hoped this will be a thought-provoking session, and decorous discussion will be encouraged while understanding that it is a highly emotive topic for many in the Jewish community.

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George Foster

Dr George Foster is a retired psychiatrist, well known in the Jewish community, particularly with the AAJHS&D and Sydney Jewish Museum. He has studied perpetrators of genocide and recently attended the Honest Reporting/NSW Jewish Board of Deputies mission in Israel. He has a keen interest in Jewish identity and its impact upon thought and behaviour. George is happily married with two sons and daughters-in-law and three wonderful... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Engineering Building Room G8

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