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February 4, 2004
CONTACT: Tom McLaughlin
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Kean University Jewish Faculty and Staff
Association Hosts Lecture on Anti-Zionism

UNION, N.J. – The Kean University Jewish Faculty and Staff Association is proud to sponsor a lecture by professor Raphi Jospe, titled The New Anti-Zionism and the Old Anti-Semitism: Transformations, on Thursday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m., in the New Academic Building, Room 113, located on the University’s campus at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

A topic that has been covered considerably in both national and local publications, anti-zionism has emerged as a new brand of anti-semitism, according to Dr. Henry Kaplowitz, a member of the Kean University Jewish Faculty and Staff Association and a professor in the University’s Department of Psychology. “This anti-semitism now has a different face in that people are attacking Israel as a way of expressing their prejudice of Jewish people,” he said.

Jospe is a professor of Jewish philosophy at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and the author and editor of eight major books on this discipline. Additionally, he served in the Israel Defense Forces, and is currently a major in the reserves.

Admission is free. For further information, please contact Dr. Paula Avioli at (908) 737-4009.