Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Embracing Democracy: Ari Shavit in conversation with Leon Wieseltier

Date:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time:
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec St NW
Washington, DC 20008

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ari shavitAri Shavit
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
In conversation with Leon Wieseltier
NEW DATE & TIME: Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 pm

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$20/$15 Discounted Member price
Combo ticket with 1948 Panel on Wednesday, January 22: $25
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Join the DCJCC in a community-wide conversation with leading experts exploring the relationship between the American Jewish community and Israel.

Ari Shavit’s newest book, The New York Times bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a thoughtful meditation on Israel's history, politics and crucial national questions. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, Shavit illuminates the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is both personal and national. Shavit will be in conversation with Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic.

This event will be preceded at 6:30 pm by a panel discussion on the creation of the State of Israel—Examining the History of 1948.

Panelists Include:

  • Professor Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Foundation Professor of Government and Director of Middle East Studies at Smith College
  • Shay Hazkani, Visiting Scholar at Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society
  • Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America


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