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NY Times Religion Columnist/Author of "Jew vs. Jew" to Speak at FIU on Jewish Vote

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Posted on 11/20/2012 @ 03:19 PM

November 28, 2012 | 7 PM | FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | Wolfe University Center Ballroom

Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times religion columnist and author of the acclaimed "Jew vs. Jew" will present “We Aren’t One Anymore: Jews as a Wedge Issue in the 2012 Election," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Florida International University's North Miami campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In the 2012 presidential election, more so than ever in modern American history, Israel was turned into a wedge issue and American Jews into a voting bloc to be fractured along partisan and ideological lines.

Freedman, whose "Jew vs. Jew" examined schisms and fractures in the Jewish community, will look at these startling, disturbing trends, assessing how they played out on November 6 and what they mean for the future.

Freedman is a professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a former New York Times reporter, has written five books and contributed to the Jerusalem Post, USA Today, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet Magazine and Salon, among others.

The lecture will take place in the Wolfe University Center Ballroom at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st, North Miami. A pre-lecture reception will begin at 6:30 in the ballroom lobby.

For a map and directions, go to http://goo.gl/maps/ojGuL. To RSVP, click here.

The event is sponsored by the FIU Judaic Studies Program, the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Scheck Hillel Community School and the Office of the Vice Provost at FIU. Co-sponsors include the student chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, The Orthodox Union, the FIU School of International and Public Affairs, and the FIU Department of Religious Studies.

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