Due to the current volatile situation in the Middle-East, Chabad House Jewish Center will host a lecture, by award-winning journalist Jeff Jacoby from the Boston Globe on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel in
Milford at 6:30 in the evening. The lecture is open to the public; and people of
all religious and/or political persuasions are encouraged to attend. As space is
limited, reservations are recommended at: www.GotChabad.com/Jacoby.
Mr. Jacoby will lecture on the topic of: “Whatever Happened to Israel’s Good Name?!” Over the past two decades, Israel has bent over backward to demonstrate its willingness to make peace. Yet, during the same time span, its international standing has gone sharply downhill. Could the two be connected? Jeff Jacoby will argue that the ‘peace process’ has been a disaster, not least for Israel's image, as well as for the safety and security of the entire Middle East.
The current situation in Israel seems to be going from bad to worse. The “information-war” makes it difficult for us to differentiate between right and wrong! How did things get to this point? Whatever happened to the peace from the peace treaties?
With thousands of rockets raining down daily on innocent civilians in Israel, and Israel defending its citizens, we need to probe into what should have been done differently, and more importantly, what can be done now to bring peace and stability to the Jews and Arabs living in Israel and the rest of the region.
“The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s call for real-enduring peace, using truth and determination as the only guide, has been ignored for too long,” explains Rabbi Mendy Kivman of Chabad. “Not only have these “peace treaties” not brought any peace, but rather they have brought about more violence and bloodshed for Jews and Arabs alike.”
“As the Rebbe’s emissary, I feel it is my responsibility to inform people of what can be done now to bring peace to the Middle East,” says Rabbi Mendy. “And we feel that Jeff Jacoby, having researched this topic extensively, will shed light and is the perfect candidate to put it all in perspective.”
The DoubleTree Hotel is located at 11 Beaver Street in Milford and the lecture will begin at 6:30 PM. The lecture is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. A question/answer session will follow the lecture. Sponsors can also take part in a pre-lecture cocktail-hour with the speaker and other dignitaries. Find out
more information and to reserve go to: www.GotChabad.com/Jacoby, or call (508) 473-1299. Advance reservations are $10; at the door: $15. College students who pre-register online are free of charge.
The Chabad House Jewish Center regularly hosts Jewish cultural events and informative courses on a variety of Judaic subjects, as well as Shabbat and holiday meals and prayer services. For more information, contact Chabad at info@GotChabad.com or (508) 473-1299, or on the web at www.GotChabad.com