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*CANCELLED* "In Days To Come: A New Hope for Israel" Reading & Discussion with Avraham Burg

Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 7:00pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

We regret that the In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel book talk with Avraham Burg on Wednesday, February 21st, has been cancelled. Avraham was diagnosed with a severe ear infection and vertigo, and on doctor's orders, he cannot make his scheduled flight out of Israel.

While Avraham is recovering at home, he is very disappointed that he will not be able to join us. We wish him a speedy recovery.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

CJS

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Join the Center for Jewish Studies for this book reading and conversation with Avraham Burg, author of In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel. The event, moderated by Professor Deena Aranoff, is sponsored by Nation Books and the New Israel Fund, and hosted by the Graduate Theological Union and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies. 

Space is Limited. 

RSVP REQUIRED

 

Copies of In Days to Come will be available for purchase following the book talk. 

Born in 1955, Burg witnessed first hand many of the most dramatic and critical moments in Israeli history. He chronicles the highs and lows of his country over the last five decades, threading his own journey into the story of his people. Burg explores the misplaced hopes of religious fundamentalism through the lens of his conservative upbringing, explains the cultural dominance of Israel's military while relating his own experiences as a paratrooper officer, and probes the country's democratic aspirations informed by his tenture in the Knesset. 

With bravery and candor, Burg lays bare the seismic intellectual shifts that drove the country's political and religious journeys. In Days to Come offers a deeply personal and unique reflection on Israel's history, Zionism, and Jewish identity in the modern world. 

Please note: Tickets are still available for Avraham Burg's book talk on Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30 pm at the PJCC in Foster City. Please follow this link for RSVP information.