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Learning with Chaim - Is Israel “The First Flowering of our Redemption”? is a Course

Learning with Chaim - Is Israel “The First Flowering of our Redemption”?

Ended May 7, 2020


Full course description

One-time, online, 60 minute session

Join us for a Learning session with Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller.

Is Israel "The First Flowering of our Redemption"? On the Religious Significance of the State of Israel

Full Description:

The prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel baldly states that the establishment of the State constitutes the “first flowering of our redemption”. The messianism inherent in this assertion assumed great political force in the wake of the ‘miraculous’ 1967 “Six Day War” when many began to believe that redemption was at hand. In fact, a movement was born that gave concrete expression to this messianic theology.

This seminar will consider a range of religious Zionist viewpoints in addition to that of the messianic Kookian school in an attempt at clarifying the religious meaning that can be attributed to the renewal of Jewish sovereignty in the ‘promised’ land.

This Course is for:

All Hillel Professionals

Course Meets:

  • Online
    • Thursday, May 7th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET / 11:00am - 12:00pm PT.
Instructor Bio:
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Director Emeritus of UCLA Hillel.
Rabbi Chaim has been a part of the Hillel world for many years as the long time Executive Director of UCLA Hillel (40 years!). He is also the director of the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals. He is a beloved teacher of many, including the Hartman Campus Fellowship cohorts.
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