Fifty years after Israel’s Six-Day War, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is offering a six-session course called “Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War.” Held at the Kaiserman JCC on Monday nights, the class will explore the relationship between history and contemporary controversies around Israeli human rights accusations. Chabad of Penn Wynne’s Rabbi Moshe Brennan will lead discussion of questions like: If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land? Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world? And what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage? The courses are designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience in Jewish learning.
The first class will be May 15, and successive classes will be May 22, May 29, June 5, June 12 and June 19. You can join the first class for free. The complete six-week course is $89.