2013 William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies

The Marist College William and Sadie Effron lecture in Jewish Studies will observe its thirty-seventh anniversary with a lecture by Yossi Klein Halevi on the topic: “The Palestinian-Israeli Tragedy: Why is a Solution so Elusive?” This timely lecture will re-examine the fundamental principles and historical issues involved in this conflict. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nelly Goletti Theatre, the lecture is free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow.

Yossi Klein Halevi, notable Israeli writer and journalist, is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is a contributing editor of the New Republic and a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading American newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times; he is often interviewed on Israeli and Middle East affairs by international media including CNN, BBC, and NPR. Mr. Halevi is currently a visiting professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

His new book, Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, has been called “the Israeli epic” by Ambassador Michael Oren. His book At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew’s Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land was hailed as “a permanent masterwork” by novelist Cynthia Ozick. The New York Times called his first book, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, “of burning importance … Mr. Halevi’s achievement is to make his coming of age in marginal Brooklyn seem a drama central to Jewish life.”

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Please contact Dr. Joshua Kotzin at Joshua.Kotzin@marist.edu with any questions.