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Sunday, February 17 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Menachem Begin: The Prime Minister of the Jews

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One of Israel’s most controversial figures is Menachem Begin. He was head of Beitar in Europe, imprisoned by the Soviets, Britain’s “Wanted Terrorist #1” and won the Nobel Peace Prize. He adored the public and was loved in return, but spent the last decade of his life in virtually total seclusion. Yet when he died, tens of thousands of people turned out to mourn him. What did Begin represent that so captivated the Jewish world? And what ought his legacy be for people like us?

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Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, in print and on-line. Gordis’ latest book, The Promise of Israel, was released in August. A recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, he has been called “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.” Gordis joined Shalem in 2007 to help found Israel’s first liberal arts college... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 5:45pm - 7:00pm EST
Passaic A 15th floor conference center