The Lee & Bernard Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival is an annual celebration of authors, books, and ideas that seeks to enrich Jewish culture throughout Tidewater by presenting themes that engage, educate, and inspire. The stories and ideas presented during the festival highlight and celebrate original and inventive philosophies on an array of facets that constitute the human experience.
Learn more about this year’s festival and see the lineup at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater website.
The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland –
Then, Now, Tomorrow presented by author Gil Troy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:30pm | Location TBD
Since Arthur Hertzberg’s The Zionist Idea, was published some sixty years ago, Israel has metamorphized from a shelter for Jews fleeing persecution worldwide, to a robust melting pot for Jewish living. In this milieu, political firestorms often drown out certain fundamentals: Israel’s rights as a nationstate; acknowledgment of both Jewish and Palestinian land claims; and the wide range of Jewish visions for Israel’s future. Building upon Hertzberg’s classic, The Zionist Ideas is the most comprehensive Zionist collection ever published, with over 170 global visionaries, organized into six schools of Zionist thought—Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural, and Diaspora— shedding light on the diverse and shared commitment to realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state, allowing for everyone to engage in reinvigorating the Zionist conversation.
Gil Troy is a leading political historian and one of today’s most prominent activists in the fight against the delegitimization of Israel. He is the Distinguished Scholar in North American History at McGill University and a Research Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Engaging Israel Program.
As part of Community Relations Council of UJFT and Simon Family JCC’s Israel Today.
The Simon Family JCC would like to acknowledge the Jewish Book Council and our membership in the JBC Network.
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