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Lecture series on Israel and Palestinian conflict begins Feb. 9

A series of presentations on “Jewish Values and the Israeli & Palestinian Conflict will be offered in 12 sessions on most Thursdays from Feb. 9 through May 25 at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.

These are part of the Hartman Institute’s iEngage learning series and are offered in collaboration of Temple Beth-El, Temple B’nai Israel of Clearwater and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties.

Participants will discover how Jewish narratives about Israel and the complex meanings of peace in the Jewish tradition animate one’s attitude toward this conflict. This video lecture series brings together a team of scholars and intellectuals who specialize in areas such as Jewish thought, political theory and international law and are leading forces in rethinking the meanings and significance of Zionism and Israel.

The presentations, led by Rabbi Michael Torop of Temple Beth-El, are free but those planning to attend must RSVP and commit to attend a majority of the sessions. Classes are held from 7-9 p.m.

Temple Beth-El is at 400 S. Pasadena Ave. RSVP to

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