Israel is a melting pot of Jewish populations from different regions and varied backgrounds. This wonderful diversity also manifests itself in a variety and plurality of Jewish expression. Join us as we delve in the a variety of aspects of Jewish life in Israel in order to better understand the country, its ways and its connection to Diaspora Jewry. First we will set the stage for this journey. We will take a look at the map of Israel and show where different populations live and how that affects the diversity of Jewish life. Hear from a leading Israeli journalist on the balance of power between religion and state. Join one of Israel’s favorite Rabbi’s, Rabbi Tamar Elad Applebaum of Kehillat Tzion in Jerusalem for Shabbat services and hear about the role social justice plays in their community.
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