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Judaism’s Ancient and Ongoing Roots in Israel with Avi Ben-Hur: a 3 part Course Session 3

Sunday, February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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Embark on a thought-provoking journey through the intricate history of Israel with Avi Ben Hur in this three-part series.

Delve into the depths of historical narratives and contested landscapes as we explore the rich heritage and complex relationships that have shaped the region.

We’re excited to host educators on this Zoom, who are earning professional development credits for their learning. Consequently, the program may differ from what we usually experience with Avi, but he will still be expertly leading the content while he suggests instructional ideas for the educators.

Session 3: The Israel-Hamas War

Sunday, February 4, 2023: 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Zoom 

Description: “The Israel-Hamas War” session focuses on the pivotal events of October 7, 2023, when paramilitary groups, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement, initiated coordinated armed incursions into Israeli territory and resulted in widespread casualties. This marked the first invasion since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, occurring on the sacred day of Sukkot. The day was dubbed the bloodiest in Israel’s history and the deadliest for Jews since the Holocaust. This session aims to provide educators with a nuanced understanding of the complex geopolitical factors surrounding the conflict and its profound impact on the region, including the PLO, the establishment of Hamas in the 1980s, how Hamas took political power in the Gaza Strip, and the circumstances that prompted this pogrom.

Avi Ben-Hur

Scholar in Residence

A Brooklyn native, Avi Ben-Hur moved to Israel in 1983. From 2003-2008 Avi was Director of the Archaeological Seminars School for Israeli Tour Guides. In 2008 Avi participated in re-writing the curriculum of the National Guiding courses for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. As a “Scholar in Residence, Avi has lectured, taught and facilitated workshops in the US, Warsaw, Prague, Berlin and Greece. From 1996-2000, Avi taught in Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. As a guide, Avi has specialized working with organizations focusing on political issues (such as AIPAC & CIJA), inter-faith programs and Holocaust studies. At Present, Avi is an examiner for the Israeli Ministry of Tourism Licensing Boards and is the ongoing scholar in residence of Classrooms Without Borders

Final Session 3: The Israel-Hamas War

Sunday, February 4, 2023: 1:00 – 2:30 pm on Zoom 

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