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Israel On Our Minds, Our Minds On Israel

Lately, it seems like Israel is on everyone’s mind. You cannot escape it. It’s on the news, on your social media feeds and may even come up in conversation when talking with friends and colleagues. NJOP has decided that while Israel is in the forefront of our minds, each of us should make time to better educate ourselves, as best we can, and learn more about the history, philosophy and the centrality of the land of Israel in Judaism, in Jewish history and in the world.

To do this, we’ve recorded a series of three fascinating and uplifting classes (each about 45 minutes long) taught by Rabbi Mordechai Becher, a world-renowned scholar, author and sought-after speaker, to help all of us focus our attention on why the painful events that transpired in Israel on October 7, 2023 impact upon the very essence of who we are as Jews and enable ourselves to better spread that message to others. Our hope is that learning about the State of Israel’s rich Jewish history and the land’s role in our religious practices and our historical claims to the land will help foster a stronger connection between the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

This program is dedicated anonymously in memory of Ernest G. and Heidi Kahn, z”l.

(If you are a Rabbi or Jewish educator interested in offering this class to your community, please click here!)


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