October 19, 2007
Memory at Risk
By Hector Schmuckler
It is the author’s hypothesis that what is at risk in the commercialized, globalized, multi-cultural, post-modern, or however you wish to call it, world, is memory—the collective memory that is always at the nucleus, at the center of that which characterizes Judaism. The question that will be reiterated again and again ad infinitum, as long as there is such a thing called Judaism, asks: what is this memory?
Fifth speech in the series: “Growing Up in the Ghetto, Growing Up in the World” - The Third International Conference of Intellectuals, Rosario, Argentina.