CUSTOM ZOOM LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

with Gadi & Amy Ben-Dov

Gadi and Amy can create a virtual presentation, lecture or series about Israel. Check out some of the presentations we are offering, or contact us for a customized presentation!

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Making Sense of the Conflict

Geopolitics, Maps and More! What is the crux of the modern conflict between Palestinians and Israelis? Beginning before the formation of the modern state of Israel with the early beginning of the Zionist movement, we will look at the changing issues and challenges and the events that have shaped Israel until today.

[One, two or three-part lecture series]

Israeli Culture through Poetry and Song

What are the major milestones of Israel's culture and history and how have we commemorated them through poetry and song. From Yehuda Amichai and Naomi Shemer to Netta Barzilai; the contrast and comparison from eastern "Mizrahi" music to "western music" and the modern influences that have marked our most significant moments. 

[One or two lecture series]

The Timeline of Israel

Going from the Biblical era and until today, this will delve into the timeline of the major events that have shaped our history. This two-part lecture will cover the Biblical period through the Second Temple Period in the first session and from the Destruction of the Temple through the early Zionist period and the formation of the state in the second session. 
[One, two, or three lectures series]

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Jewish Holidays: Customs, Traditions, and Origins

Understanding the agricultural cycle of holidays based in the Land of Israel; biblical holidays vs. holidays that have been added through our history; Lesser-known holidays and traditions and their origins in the land of Israel.  How are these practiced in Israel and how does that compare with traditions around the world.

Israeli Politics 101

What is the Knesset (Israel's parliament), how does it works and where are we now! We will cover the background and context, and focus on the current parties, their platforms and demands as the new government begins to take shape (or not!).


[One, two or three-part lecture series]

Judaism and Christianity: Intersecting Histories

Connections between Jewish and Christian traditions of this time period focusing on Passover and Easter, the Omer and then Shavuot and the Pentecost

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The Jewish Superhero Justice League

Delving into the major sages and scholars who have influenced the practice of Judaism as it has changed over time. From generation to generation, the Jewish people have encountered challenges, questions, and dilemmas. How have Rashi and the Rambam, Rav Kook and the Baal Shem Tov (among others) changed the way we understand our bible.

Jewish Holidays: Customs, Traditions, and Origins

Understanding the agricultural cycle of holidays based in the Land of Israel; biblical holidays vs. holidays that have been added through our history; Lesser-known holidays and traditions and their origins in the land of Israel.  How are these practiced in Israel and how does that compare with traditions around the world.

Customize a Lecture

We would be happy to create a virtual tour of any site in Israel or create a lecture on any subject connected to Israel, its peoples, places and history.

 

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR!

Using street-view technology, we can tour through various sites in Israel  - Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, Jaffa, Massada and more!