Delivering the 2013-2014 Schindler Memorial Lecture, Temple Israel, Westport, CT
Rabbi Eric Yoffie will deliver the 2013-2014 Schindler Memorial Lecture on Sunday, November 17, 2013. The title of his talk is: “Religious Revolution in the Jewish State.”
He will discuss the rumblings of revolution that are now emerging on the religious front in Israel. More so than at any time in her history, religious issues and controversies have dominated Israel’s political agenda in 2013–even at a time of political turmoil in Egypt and Syria. Women of the Wall, drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews, and challenging the existence of the Chief Rabbinate are just some of the headlines. What does this revolution mean? Will it actually happen? And what does it tell us about relations between American Jews and Israel?