Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Hillel at UCLA, will speak on "Toward a Renewal of the Zionist Idea". This is the 4th event of a 4-part lecture series titled, "Diverse Perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010".
Rabbi Seidler-Feller argues that the establishment of the State of Israel constitutes only a partial fulfillment of the goals of Zionism. Zionism also aimed at renewing the Jewish people and propelling them to constitute a model society. Yet, Zionist discourse has, over the past decades, been stuck in a political mode and has become largely irrelevant, even to those who are passionate supporters of Israel. Rabbi Seidler-Feller proposes to reinvigorate the Zionist conversation and to awaken a vital ideology that can be a source of Jewish renewal while providing a meaningful focus to the Zionist project.
The UCLA Israel Studies Program is proud to present a 4-part lecture series to offer 4 diverse perspectives on Zionism and Israel in 2010. All lectures will be free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. Related events in the series are posted below.
Cost: Free of charge
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