Israeli Portion: The weekly Torah portion and Israeli reality
A four-part series accompanying the four Torah portions in the Book of Numbers.
In each session, ancient Israeli sources will be presented – some more and some less familiar – with a discussion on issues relevant to the weekly Torah portion as it relates to contemporary Israeli reality.
Editor and host: Prof. Avigdor Shinan
1) Parshat Behaalotecha – On the Transfer of Leadership
Thursday | 7 Sivan | June 5 | 8:00pm
Guest: The Paytan Rabbi David Menachem
2) Parshat Shelach Lecha – On Espionage and Intelligence
Thursday | 14 Sivan | June 12 | 8:00pm
Guest: Carmi Gillon, former head of the Internal General Security Services
3) Parshat Chukat – On the Sins of the Leaders
Thursday | 28 Sivan | June 26 | 8:00pm
Guest: Shalom Yerushalmi, political commentator for Ma’ariv
4) Parshat Balak – On Blessings and Curses
Thursday | 5 Tammuz | July 3 | 8:00pm
Guest: Prof. (Emeritus) Chava Turniansky, Department of Yiddish at the Hebrew University (The event will be broadcast live on the BEIT AVI CHAI website).
Entrance is free, subject to availability.
Tickets may be reserved in advance
This is a Hebrew-language only event.
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