A Queer Promised Land!? LGBTQ+ Jewish Immigration (Aliyah) to Israel / Dr. Elazar Ben-Lulu
Queer Jewish immigration to Israel does not necessarily present fulfillment of an ethnonational Zionist vision or religious/spiritual attachment to the “Holy Land”, but rather expresses the yearning for a Queer safe space. This talk will discuss what LGBTQ+ Jewish immigration to Israel tells us about Jewish immigration in general, and how LGBTQ+ Jewish immigrants illuminate trajectories and connections among transnational gay communities. Particularly, Queer Jewish immigrants' experiences will show how space and place are compelling ideas around which the political notion of citizenship, peoplehood, and belonging are developed.
November 16, 2022
19:00-20:30 (Israel Time)