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Jewish Conference on Israel’s Past and Future

“Six Days that Shaped 50 Years” is a day long conference exploring the legacy of the past and the future of Israel. The event, happening Wednesday, May 17, 1 – 9pm, “aims to create a pluralistic atmosphere of serious and substantive learning on issues that have significant political ramifications”.

At 1pm Yossi Klein Halevi of the Shalom Hartman Institute will give a keynote speech entitled “The Impact of the War for the Jewish People: Rethinking Power, Land, and God”.

Yossi is a journalist and the author of “Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist”, published in 1995; “At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land”, published in 2001; and “Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation”, published in 2013.

Between 3:30-4:45pm the following session will take place: “What and How to Teach Students About Israeli History”.

Between 5:00-6:15 pm, you can hear about the “Rabbinic Beit Midrash – Jerusalem: Reflections on Hope, Loss and Responsibility” with Yael Splansky, Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Yossi Sapirman, and Marc Wolf.

The conference will conclude with a lecture at 7:00-9:00 pm on “How Six Days in June Changed Israeli Society” by Donniel Hartman, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute and a Modern Orthodox rabbi and educator.

This event is hosted by Hosted by the Shalom Hartman Institute, an educational research centre based in Jerusalem.

The conference, which includes a Kosher dinner is $25 per person ($18 for students). To register, please click HERE.

Six Days that Shaped 50 Years will also be taking place in three other cities: in San Francisco and NYC on the 22nd, and in Los Angeles on the 24th.

Address: Beth Torah Congregation, 47 Glenbrook Avenue, North York



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