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What Should Zionism Look Like in an Era of a Confident and Strong Jewish State?
Wednesdays at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

 

Scholarstream.    Beth Israel is a sponsor of ScholarStream, a series of courses from top scholars of the Conservative movement from its leading institutions to engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

Collaborative Series:

What should Zionism look like in an era of a confident and strong Jewish state? Can the various flavors of Judaism’s enduring focus on the Land of Israel translate into a new Zionist ethos? Join JTS, the RA, the Schechter Institutes and Ziegler for a collaborative ScholarStream series, in which teachers representing each institution will explore these and other questions—re-examining some of Zionism’s key ideas, moments, and challenges, from its earliest origins and into the 21st century. Click here for full details and to register.

All 4 classes will take place on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

  • April 21: Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas (JTS) with Dr. Arnold M. Eisen, Professor of Jewish Thought and Chancellor Emeritus, JTS. Source Sheet: Click here.

Follow up Questions for consideration:

  • Which of the classical theories of Zionism seem to you most relevant to the current situation in Israel?  Which have lost relevance?
  • Does Zionist thought today have room in it for Jews who do not live in the State of Israel?  Why or why not?  Should it?
  • Does Zionist thought today have room in it for citizens of the State of Israel who are not Jews?  Should it?
  • Are there elements that you think need to be a part of Zionist thought that are not present in it?  Which?

 

  • April 28: Everywhere I Go! Affirming our Rootedness in Zion and the Earth (Ziegler) with Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson, Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean's Chair, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
  • May 5: Religion and State in Israel: A Zionist Dilemma (Schechter) with Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President, Schechter Institutes, Inc.
  • May 12: Topic TBA (RA) with Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Vice President, Rabbinic Initiatives, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. 
Thu, May 6 2021 24 Iyyar 5781