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One Month Scholar

Congregation B’nai Israel Invites You to Learn with the Community Scholar Program One-Month-Scholar

Professor Paul Liptz

Saturday, January 25th
9:30 am Services Noon Kiddush Luncheon
1:00 pm Lecture in the Sanctuary

Jewishness in the Jewish State
Since Israel’s establishment, the complex nature of Judaism is a central component of life. The interaction of politics, power, and theology, as well as the central role of the Chief Rabbinate, results in an ongoing battle in the Knesset and the Supreme Court which deal with issues complicated both by centuries of living in the Diaspora and also the intensity of being in the Holy Land.

No charge to attend
Thank you to the 5780 CBI Enrichment Fund Annual Patrons who have provided funding for this program

Paul Liptz, a social historian, was on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 40 years, teaching in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School. His focus is History of the Yishuv [Pre-State], the Modern State of Israel and Arab Women and Nationalism in the Middle East. He taught at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and at the Conservative movement seminary for 25 years, dealing with modern Jewish history, Israeli society and the contemporary Middle East. In the Israeli army reserves he lectured on non-military realms. He has lectured and conducted workshops around the world. Paul was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and came as a volunteer to Israel one day before the Six Day War on June 4, 1967. He stayed in Israel, married Brenda, and they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.