An Orthodox Perspective on Israel – Metropolitan Club – Washington, D.C., February 2020

 

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, ICMES’s newest Board member, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, spoke to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Metropolitan Club (1700 H Street) about the highly introspective and increasingly visible Jewish Orthodox community’s reasoning about Zionism, and its views on the political and religious standing of the state of Israel. Of the many Jewish communities in the United States, the strictly Orthodox – who number perhaps 600,000 or 11 percent of American Jews – is the fastest growing. They view Zionism not as an affirmation of Judaism but as its negation. They do not believe that Israel speaks for them or other Jews. Shapiro was introduced by Chas Freeman, President of the Committee for the Republic, which sponsored the talk.

COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC
AN ORTHODOX PERSPECTIVE ON ISRAEL

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

6:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street
Grill Room on 1st Floor
(Business attire for men and semi-formal attire for
ladies is required for entry to Metropolitan Club)

RSVP:
James@CommitteefortheRepublic.org