Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Culture

October 27: 25 Years After Rabin – Can Israel be both Jewish and democratic?

The Poor of your Town Come First
This talk will take place on Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT.

Register here.

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.

Register here.

A message from our editor-in-chief Jodi Rudoren

We're building on 127 years of independent journalism to help you develop deeper connections to what it means to be Jewish today.

With so much at stake for the Jewish people right now — war, rising antisemitism, a high-stakes U.S. presidential election — American Jews depend on the Forward's perspective, integrity and courage.

—  Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief 

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.