Roots and Branches: Israel's Milestones and Their Meanings

January 7, 2018 - 10:00am to April 22, 2018 - 10:00am
As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today: discussion topics will include nationhood, land, sovereignty, Jerusalem, occupation and moral red lines. This will be a recurring class from January to April, including a text study and discussion led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn, and video lectures and roundtable discussions with Shalom Hartman Institute scholars. Class will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following Sundays: January 7, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 11, April 8, and April 22. Please sign up for the course here.
This program is made possible through funding from the Koret Foundation through the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Northern California Engaging Israel Initiative.