Weekly class lectures for Baltimore Hebrew Institute's course on Israel and Zionism.
January 7, 2015, Mizrachi (Sephardi) immigrants in an Ashkenazic run state Ashkenazi romantic and patronizing attitudes toward Mizrachim Waves of immigration Mizrachi music as Israeli culture
December 17, Ingathering of the exiles; post-Holocaust dreams and realities Holocaust survivors in Israel German reparations New historians and the failure of rescue during the Holocaust Eichmann on trial The meaning of Yad Vashem
Institution Building Ben Gurion's malachtiyut: the state comes before everything Challenges of the Supreme Court Rabbanoot (rabbinate): good or bad for the Jews? Ministry of Education
Law of Return and Who is a Jew? Who is a Jew defined Judaism (Orthodox and non-Orthodox) in the Jewish state The Law of Return; The Brother Daniel case The conversion crises (1988; 1997-98)
November 19 Status Quo and modus vivendi Religion in Israel's early days The status quo (religious) agreement Ben-Gurion's understanding of the Diaspora
November 12, Building a state in the 1950s Armistice with Arab countries (Rhodes Talks) Egyptian Jew spy scandal Sinai War Building relationship with France
November 5, War of Independence: road to victory and creation of the refugee problem
The struggle for statehood (1947 - 1948) UN recognition and the start of war Resettling refugees (Holocaust survivors amidst new conflict) Weapons smuggling and the role of American Jews The bitter legacy of the British
October 22, 2014 Overview of Zionism 1897 - 1947
Last lecture of Year One. Plus Taste of Year Two featuring Rabbi Dr. David Starr.
Last lecture of Year One.
Lecture from March 25, 2014.
Second half of March 18th lecture. American Zionism
Lecture from March 18, 2014 American Zionism
Lecture from March 11, 2014 - 2nd half of class
Lecture from March 11, 2014 first half of class.
Lecture from March 4, 2014.
Lecture from February 25, 2014. Religious Zionism
Part two of February 18th's lecture.
part one of February 18th's lecture
Lecture from February 11, 2014.
2nd part of 2/4/2014's lecture
lecture from 2/4/2014
2nd part of the lecture filmed on October 22nd.
January 28th lecture.
Lecture from January 14, 2014.
January 7th lecture
November 18th lecture at Towson University
First part of the Tzion lecture from 10/22/2013.
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