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Changes Within and Beyond Israel: The Context of the Current Iran Controversy

  • Congregation Shir Hadash 20 Cherry Blossom Ln Los Gatos, CA, 95032 United States (map)

Changes Within and Beyond Israel: The Context of the Current Iran Controversy

Exploring the World of Judaism
September 20, 2015

Presented By: Eran Kaplan, Ph.D.

In March 2015, Israel underwent one of the most contentious election campaigns in its still relatively short history, and despite early predictions to the contrary, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Likud party, have prevailed, creating Israel's smallest ruling coalition.   Since the formation of the new government, internal issues have rocked the coalition, and international pressures (including a seemingly growing rift with the Obama administration) have been mounting on Israel.  Join Dr. Kaplan, just back from two months in Israel, as he reviews the context of the Iran discussion.

About our speaker: Born and raised in Tel Aviv, he received his BA from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in modern Jewish history from Brandeis University.  Dr. Kaplan taught at several other universities before coming to San Francisco and is the author of three books.

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This event is part of the fifth year of Exploring the World of Judaism, adult learning designed by and for religious school parents.

Sessions meet on Sunday mornings while kids are in Religious School.  Each session is self contained, requires no advance reservations, and is free to congregants.  Babysitting will be provided for all programs. Please call (408) 358-1751 x5 to reserve a space.

Whether you’re a rabbi or haven’t attended a day of religious school, we are sure that you’ll find these speakers engaging and interesting.

Exploring the World of Judaism is a partnership between Jewish LearningWorks and the participating organizations.  It is supported in part by the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust.

Earlier Event: September 13
Rosh Hashana
Later Event: September 20
Yoga for Renewal