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Sunday, February 14 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
What Should Be the Meaning of Zionism in our Day?

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After the State of Israel’s creation, Ben Gurion argued that Zionism no longer had any purpose. Prompted by widespread Israeli cynicism, the World Zionist Congress recently asked whether he had been correct, meaning presumably that the Congress was an anachronism. Eisen believes the latter may be true, but the former is not. Drawing on classical and contemporary sources, we will learn how Zionism—redefined for Israel's upcoming 70th anniversary—remains core to Jewish life in both America and Israel.

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Julia Andelman

Director of Community Engagement, JTS
Julia Andelman is Director of Community Engagement at JTS, overseeing adult learning programs across North America, digital learning, continuing rabbinic education, and Prozdor. She previously served as rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zedek in Manhattan, director of adult education and... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST
  Israel, Philosophy