"I need ammunition, not a lift": Jews and the Ukrainian Question: Marci Shore at Fairfield University
On 16 November 2022, Dr. Marci Shore, Associate Professor of History, Yale University gave the Joan & Henry Katz Lecture in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University titled "I Need Ammunition, Not a Lift": Jews and the Ukrainian Question at a Time of War.
The lecture is available above.
Lecture Overview: A hundred years after Scholem Aleichem and Isaac Babel wrote of timid Jewish tailors and emasculated yeshiva boys and Bruno Schulz painted hunched Jewish men, sometimes crawling, shunned by coldly enticing women, Jews are making the pilgrimage from the Pale of Settlement to Jerusalem in reverse. Israeli Defense Force veterans are training Ukrainian soldiers. Hasids are wearing vyshyvankas under their tefillin. And as Europe hovers on the edge of the third world war, a Russian-speaking Jewish comedian accused of being a Ukrainian Nazi has stepped into the role of Winston Churchill.