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Jewish Book Council Book & Author Talk
Daniel Sokatch: “Can We Talk About Israel?”
Thurs., May 5 (7:30 PM) – ZOOM
May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From the expert who understands both sides of one of the world’s most complex, controversial topics, a modern-day Guide for the Perplexed-a primer on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rabbi Weiss invites you to join us online for a conversation Q & A with Daniel Sokatch.
“Can’t you just explain the Israel situation to me? In, like, 10 minutes or less?” This is the question Daniel Sokatch is used to answering on an almost daily basis as the head of the New Israel Fund, an organization dedicated to equality and democracy for all Israelis, not just Jews, Sokatch is supremely well-versed on the Israeli conflict.
Can We Talk About Israel? is the story of that conflict, and of why so many people feel so strongly about it without actually understanding it very well at all. It is an attempt to grapple with a century-long struggle between two peoples that both perceive themselves as (and indeed are) victims. And it’s an attempt to explain why Israel (and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) inspires such extreme feelings-why it seems like Israel is the answer to “what is wrong with the world” for half the people in it, and “what is right with the world” for the other half. Check Temple eblast or contact Shelly Gordon for Zoom link.
- May 5
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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