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In the Face of Rising Antisemitism Why Do Jews NOT Make Aliyah? with Philip Marcus

רביעי, 14 דצמבר 2022 at 19:30

Online Event

ESRA members NIS 25 | Non-members NIS 35

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ESRA Rehovot Branch

UK 17:30 | SA 18:30 

A talk by Philip Marcus, Judge (retired)
There is a disagreement as to whether a Jew is required by Halacha to make Aliyah; one of the arguments against seems to be based on an opinion, written in the time of the Crusades, that it is dangerous to travel to Eretz Yisrael. Nowadays it may be more dangerous to stay in the diaspora.
The talk will examine some of the reasons people give for not making Aliyah, and will invite a discussion as to how to answer their reluctance.

Philip Marcus was born and educated in England. He moved to Israel in 1978 after obtaining his law degree at University College London, and qualifying as a Solicitor. He was appointed a Judge of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court in 1995 and served as a Judge of the Family Court from its opening in 1997 until he retired from the Bench in 2012. Since retiring, he has lectured around the world on family law, and also on Israel and Jewish topics, particularly the place of Israel in Jewish life.

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Registration: Click on the register link above or contact the Booking Office at 09-9508371 (ext 2).
A zoom invitation will be sent to your email address once your payment has been processed.
Proceeds support ESRA Rehovot project, Art Classes  (after school project for children at risk).

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