A TURN IN ISRAEL: POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN TODAY'S JEWISH STATE
Guest Speaker: Fred Rosenbaum
Tuesday, March 28, 7 PM PDT, Online via Zoom
Sponsored by Beth Chaim Congregation, Congregation Beth Emek, the Contra Costa JCC and IJWC.
Co-sponsors: Congregation B’nai Shalom, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Diablo Valley Hadassah and Temple Isaiah.
Award-winning author and historian Fred Rosenbaum will explore why Israeli voters turned towards Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners at the last election, leading to his becoming the longest serving prime minister of Israel. Rosenbaum will delve into the major demographic changes that have taken place in Israel over the past decades as well as the judicial reform legislation that has led to protests throughout the country.
Rosenbaum, who founded Lehrhaus Judaica, has been a faculty member at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has also received the S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal for Intellectual Excellence from the Scopus Society of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. He has held Ford, Fulbright, and Woodrow Wilson Fellowships.
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