October 27: 25 Years After Rabin – Can Israel be both Jewish and democratic?
This talk will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT.
November 4 marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin, an event that crystalized the tension between Judaism and democracy that is imprinted in Israel’s DNA. As the debate over the freedom of religion and protest continues to intensify in Israel, join us for a unique webinar to explore Rabin’s legacy and the relationship between Judaism and democracy today. What has changed in the last 25 years and what does the future hold? Is Jewish democracy possible?
Forward editor in chief, Jodi Rudoren will moderate. She’ll be joined by Tehila Friedman (Member of Knesset), Yohanan Plesner (President, Israel Democracy Institute), Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove (Park Avenue Synagogue), Tova Birnbaum (BINA & Oshman Family JCC) and Yasser Okbi (Correspondent for Maariv and Kul Al-Arab newspapers).
This talk is in partnership with BINA, the Jewish movement for social change.