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Sunday, June 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Menachem Begin: The Prime Minister of the Jews

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One of Israel’s most controversial figures, Menachem Begin, was head of Beitar in Europe, was imprisoned by the Soviets, was Britain’s 'Wanted Terrorist #1' and won the Nobel Peace Prize. He adored the public and was loved in return, but spent the last decade of his life in almost total seclusion. Yet when he died, tens of thousands of people turned out to mourn him. What did Begin represent that so captivated the Jewish world? And what ought his legacy be for people like us?

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Daniel Gordis

Dr Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center. The author of ten published books - with another scheduled for publication in 2014 - he writes the regular column 'A Dose of Nuance' for the Jerusalem Post and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Commentary and other journals in print and online. A recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr Gordis was the Founding... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Scientia Building Ritchie Theatre

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