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Looking at the Israeli Declaration of Independence as a Jewish Text Source

Sunday, April 3, 2022 2 Nisan 5782

9:00 AM - 10:30 AMTBE

Listening to the Wide Spectrum of Young American Jewish Thought on Israel Series
The response to the eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza in May of 2021 revealed a changing perspective on the part of younger American Jews regarding the Jewish State and its relationship with the Palestinian people.  In order to fully understand this shift, we are inviting thought leaders representing varying views as expressed by younger American Jews.  We invite you to join us in listening, confronting and wrestling with divergent opinions as we consider the relationship between Israel and American Jewry. 

Looking at the Israeli Declaration of Independence as a Jewish Text Source with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
Taking place in the Beit Midrash with live Zoom option
 All in-person participants must show proof of vaccination and booster.  

The Israeli Declaration of Independence is both a document of statecraft and a uniquely Jewish text, replete with allusions to religious and historical motifs.  The declaration also illustrates a careful balance between the religious and secular impulses that animated the Jewish state from its very origins and continue to inform the norms and values of today‚Äôs Israel.  No Hebrew or text background required.  

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