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Temple Scholars Program at The Temple
February 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2018
TEMPLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM – October 18, 2017 to May, 2018
9:30-10:35 am with Rabbi David
1917, 1947, 1967: The Legacy of The Past, & The Future of Modern Israel
On the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, modern Israel is in search of its future. Looking forward requires us to re-engage with our past, to explore its meaning and consequences, and decide what we should embrace, what needs re-interpretation, and from what we should break free .
We will address some of the most significant challenges and questions facing modern Israel, reimagining the claims of our past, and imagining the possibilities for our future.
10:50-12:00 pm with Rabbi Rapport
A History of the Jewish People in 36 Objects
The pen, the book, and the Torah… what would the history of our people be without them, how has the history of the world changed because of our use of each one? Eichmann’s List (For the Final Solution), Schindler’s List (Saving a remnant from destruction), and The Edict of Expulsion (which exiled the Jews of Spain); “The Left Arm of God” (aka Koufax), the Salk vaccine (which eradicated Polio), God & Man (the creators of Kodachrome)… consider the impact of Jews in the creation of the modern age. Join us for a creative journey through the history of our people as viewed through the lens of 36 objects which changed us and through which we changed the world.