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'The Promised Land': What on Earth is Happening Now?

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8 Sivan 5781

12:30 PM - 2:00 PMOnline

2. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 15 Sivan 5781

12:30 PM - 2:00 PMOnline
Past Sessions
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1 Sivan 5781 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Online

Esteemed social historian Paul Liptz looks at Ethnicity, Politics and Religion in Israel today.

Wednesday May 12, 2021 12:30 P.M. ET

THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF A COMPLEX SOCIETY. A young and struggling State, Israel accepted Jewish immigrants from 105 countries and grappled with the goal of trying to make them one people, while at the same time recognizing the differences between them. We will discuss the three important ethnic groups from Yemen, Iraq and Ethiopia.

Wednesday May 19, 2021 12:30 P.M. ET

ISRAELI POLITICS: WHERE DO WE GO NOW? In the last three years, Israel has suffered from four elections under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has been in power for 15 years altogether. Should one see him as a success or failure? Are the politicians to blame or should the system be changed? How can the 13 parties in the Knesset ensure stability? The session will deal with the challenging issues that Israeli citizens face.

Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:30 P.M. ET

HOW HOLY IS THE HOLY LAND? JUDAISM IN ISRAEL TODAY. When the State was created, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion placed religion in the hands of the Orthodox, but since then immigrants from the four corners of the earth have questioned this decision. The session will weave a story of pain and gain, politics and economics, to understand the full picture.

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