• December 5, 2022
  • 10 5783, Kislev
  • פרשת וארא

How Jewish is the Jewish State?

How Jewish is the Jewish State?

In 5708 (1948), the course of Jewish history was changed. Or was it? The controversy over Israel’s Jewish nature began before the State was even born. Was declaring Israel as the Jewish State merely a compromise to the religious right, or was it an event of religious and historical significance for the Jewish people – religious and secular alike – throughout the world? The cost of this seminar is $35 USD.

April 18, 2010 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
How Jewish is the Jewish State?: Lesson 1
Class description

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks).