ISRAELI MYTHOLOGY VS. REALITY
LUNCH AND LEARN
Instructor: Rabbi Cohen
Co-sponsored with Prime Connection
Free for members, $10 for guests
Registration required by Wednesday, Nov. 27
The establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 was nothing short of miraculous. After almost 2000 years, the Jewish people once again had self– determination. The events at the time often take on mythic proportions. This is true for both Israel’s supporters and its detractors. But where do the myths end and actual history begin? What were the facts that led up to the establishment of the State? What are the competing narratives that are in current use and how true or false are they? In this class we will try to dispel some of the myths related to Israel and her neighbors and, in the process, gain a better understanding of the complexity of the Jewish State and the region.