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Zionism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

April 14, 2019
Beth El
50 Maple Stream Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520

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Zionism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Led by Rabbi Jay M. Kornsgold

The most comprehensive Zionist collection ever published, The   Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland – Then, Now, Tomorrow sheds light on the surprisingly diverse and shared visions for realizing Israel as a democratic Jewish state. Building on Arthur Hertzberg’s classic, The Zionist Idea, Gil Troy explores the backstories, dreams and legacies of more than 170 passionate Jewish visionaries from 1800s to today.

Troy divides the thinkers into six Zionist schools of thought – Political, Revisionist, Labor, Religious, Cultural and Diaspora Zionism – and reveals the breadth of the debate and surprising syntheses. He also presents the visionaries within three major stages of Zionist development, demonstrating the length and evolution of the conversation. Part 1 (pre-1948) introduces the pioneers who founded the Jewish state, Part 2 (1948 to 2000) features builders who actualized and modernized the Zionist blueprints and Part 3 showcases today’s torchbearers.

In this course we will examine a selection of thinkers from the six Zionist schools of thought from each of the three major states of Zionist development.

This course meets from 9:45 am to 11:15 am (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates:

Sunday, April 14th

Sunday, May 12th

Sunday, June 16th

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