30 2016

Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva - JERUSALEM

10:30AM - 11:45AM  

Hecht School at the Jewish Federation 580 McIntosh Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

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FRIDAYS 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM September 30 (Eight weeks)
As one of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem has been central to the lives, inspiration and prayers of the Jewish people.  Ever since King David selected this locale as the permanent civilian and religious capital of the Jewish commonwealth he headed, the first Temple was actually built by his son Solomon.  And ever since the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Temple in 586 BCE, the Jewish people have consistently been present there albeit under the hegemony of other empires.    In 1948 a new Jewish commonwealth came into being—the State of Israel--with Jerusalem as its capital.  This class will review the history, study the present state of affairs and status, and have an opportunity to discuss the future of Ir Shalom, the holy city.  Instructor: Marden Paru; fee $60.