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Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
$200; BZBI Members: $180
300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Established in 1946, just after the Holocaust and prior to the founding of the State of Israel, BZBI has served the community around Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square for more than 60 years. Formed by the union of three congregations, BZBI has been

BZBI Learns! - History of Modern Israel

November 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Review the history of modern Israel from the inception of Zionism to the present. The four periods of study will be the ideological formations (to 1917), Zionist autonomy in Palestine (to 1948), the problems and successes of sovereignty (to 1977) and the quest for identity and normalization (to the present). Issues to be discussed will include the structure of the old and new Yishuv, immigrations to Eretz Yisrael, British rule in Palestine, Arab-Israel wars, relationships with the great powers, sociological associations and cleavages, Israeli literature, Israel-Diaspora relations, religion and state policy interaction, the political and economic systems, constitutional issues, Arab-Israeli wars, and the peace process with Arab neighbors.

Dr. Asaf Romirowsky is a Middle East analyst and adjunct scholar at the Foundation for Defense for Democracies and the Middle East Forum. Dr. Romirowsky got his start in the policy world as a research fellow at the Middle East Forum, a Philadelphia-based think tank headed by scholar Daniel Pipes. Dr. Romirowsky is a former IDF (Israel Defense Forces) International Relations liaison officer in the West Bank and to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Dr. Romirowsky holds a BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, master’s degrees from Villanova University and West Chester University and a doctorate from Kings College London.

Dates: 8 Monday evenings, starting October 7 through November 25, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Price: $200, BZBI members, $180. Pre-registration required.

For more information: Barbara Rosenau, Gratz College Director of Adult Programming, [email protected]

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