[streaming] Israel’s Ultra Orthodox: What We Need To Know, with Rabbi Leigh Lerner
June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rabbi Lerner will deliver an illustrated introduction to Israeli ultra-Orthodoxy. How did ultra-Orthodoxy arise as a power in Israel? What are its goals? Who leads its groups? Why is ultra-Orthodoxy a threat to the Israel we know and love? In explaining ultra-Orthodoxy, Rabbi Lerner will also share why he wrote The Mossad Messiah and briefly give us insight into his novel. Rabbi Lerner made extensive research into Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community and what their growing presence means for Israel and for all Jews. In addition, he spent his 2012 sabbatical in Jerusalem helping the Israel Religious Action Center’s program of “Freedom Rides,” to integrate Jerusalem buses, assuring women’s right to sit in the front of the bus.
Presented by Israel Peace Alternatives, Rabbi Lerner is rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal. He is also visiting rabbi at Shir Hadash Firenze and teacher of conversion classes at Beth Hillel Roma.
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