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Monday, June 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The promise of Israel and its underappreciated message to humankind

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We are often so focused on Israel’s success and challenges, domestic and foreign, that we neglect to ask “Do the Jews really need a state, and why?” We’ll look at writers as diverse as Jean Jacques Rousseau, George Eliot, Golda Meir and John Lennon to uncover one of Israel’s central messages to humankind, a claim about the importance of roots and the sanctity of distinctiveness. That message, we’ll see, might just allow the Jewish people to recover a prophetic role in the world.

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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... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm AEST
Scientia Building Ritchie Theatre

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