Course Overview
Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.
Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.
Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.
Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.
This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.
Course Outline
TUESDAY’S 20:15-21:30
LESSON 1 – 9th May
JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?
LESSON 2 – 16th May
ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?
LESSON 3 – 23rd May
PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?
LESSON 4 – 6th June
CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?
LESSON 5 – 13th June
CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?
LESSON 6 – 20th June
LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?