Israel’s Milestones & Their Meanings

The Israel Affairs Committee, with the support of the Cultural Endowment Fund, will offer an important 8-part series prepared by the highly respected Shalom Hartman Institute on pivotal events in Israeli history:  1917, 1947, and 1967.  The series includes video, text study, and  discussion led by Rabba Kaya.

“As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences.  This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the  meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish Identity today.” (Hartman Institute)

The Sunday morning classes (10:30 am – noon) will include video lectures from leading Israeli scholars, text study and discussion. Class meetings are accessible via Zoom. The dates for class meetings will be: 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6.

To attend, please register via the temple website calendar.

Class topics are as follows:

Unit 1: 1917 – The Balfour Declaration: The Idea of a Homeland for the Jewish People
Unit 2: 1947 – The United Nations Partition Plan: The Jews in the World
Unit 3: 1967 – The Six Day War: Power, Land, and God
Unit 4: Judea and Samaria: Occupation or Liberation
Unit 5: One State, Two States: Moral Red Lines
Unit 6: Jerusalem of God, Prayer, and Peoplehood
Unit 7: Jerusalem of Responsibility, Loss, and Hope
Unit 8: The Jubilee Year and Beyond



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