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Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin – Discussion with Dr. Daniel Gordis
May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us on MONDAY, MAY 2 at 5PM for a virtual discussion moderated by Todd Rockoff with special guest Dr. Daniel Gordis. Participants are invited to screen “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” before the discussion.
Dr. Gordis will speak about Menachem Begin as a transformational leader, and how Begin has influenced Israel’s past and contributes to shape Israel’s future. Dr. Gordis is the Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College, the author of more than a dozen books, and a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion; his widely-read blog and podcast on Substack, “Israel from the Inside,” have tens of thousands of subscribers.
Virtual Film Screening of “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” Sunday, April 24 – Wed, May 3
Film description: Imprisoned by the Soviets. Orphaned by the Holocaust. Elected Prime Minister. Crowned peacemaker by the Nobel Prize Committee. Haunted by the Lebanon War. Menachem Begin was a pillar of the State of Israel and a tireless fighter for the Jewish people. He was, at the same time, a controversial leader. His life is a nuanced and complicated canvas that tells the story of key events in the history of modern Israel and its relationship to its Middle East neighbors. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews with those who knew him, Upheaval portrays the life and essence of this brilliant, tough, complex, loving, and proud man who never compromised when the survival of Israel and the Jewish people were at stake.
Screening the film before the discussion is encouraged but not required. Link for film screening and discussion are the same. The film is available for watching between Sunday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 3. Once you begin watching you have 72-hours to complete the film. There is a limit of 240 tickets available for purchase. We are not able to provide refunds.
The film screening and post-film program for Upheaval: The Journey of Menachim Begin is presented by the Weintraub Israel Center, a partnership between the Tucson J and Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona (formerly the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona).