In an effort to provide some context for the Israel-Hamas conflict, Shalom Lubin, the rabbi of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany, offers “The Case for Israel,” a two-part series, on Zoom, on Thursdays, January 11 and 18, at 1 p.m.
Rabbi Lubin will explore both the ancient and modern Jewish homelands, and participants can ask questions.
The first lecture will focus on the ancient Jewish homeland. Rabbi Lubin will examine the ancient historical references to Israel in the Bible, the Talmud, and other Jewish writings that highlight the centrality and significance of Israel to the Jewish people. He also will review the struggles the Jewish people historically have experienced from enemies and regimes that have tried to banish the Jews from the land. The second lecture will delve into modern Israel.
In 2002, Rabbi Lubin and his wife, Aharona, founded Chabad of Southeast Morris County. Based in Madison, Chabad of SE Morris is a community center that hosts a wide variety of adult education classes, lectures, activities, life-cycle events, pastoral services, and supportive outreach services to the elderly and needy.
The series is sponsored by the West Morris section of the National Council of Jewish Women and coordinated by Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown.
Preregistration is requested for the Zoom link. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister. For information about NCJW’s West Morris section, go to www.ncjwwestmorris.org.