Rabbi Dr. Daniel Gordis will discuss “Balfour Declaration: Origins and Legacy,” the declaration’s meaning and significance, at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University’s annual Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence lecture on Monday, October 30, at 7 p.m. The talk is to mark the centennial of the Balfour Declaration — the public statement the British government issued during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in what then was Palestine.
The lecture will be at 15 West 16th St. in Manhattan, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. It is given in cooperation with the American Jewish Historical Society.
Rabbi Gordis is senior vice president and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem, as well as the author of more than 10 books and a regular columnist for both the Jerusalem Post and Bloomberg View. His newest book, “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn,” received the 2016 National Jewish Book Award as “Book of the Year,” and his writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, the New Republic, Azure, Commentary, and Foreign Affairs.
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