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Danny Ayalon, left, David Shatz Photos courtesy YU

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future opens the spring semester of its Community Beit Midrash program on February 3 with a series of talks by two distinguished members of YU’s faculty – Ambassador Danny Ayalon, Rennert visiting professor of foreign policy studies, and Dr. David Shatz, university professor of philosophy, ethics, and Jewish thought. The program, which will explore Jewish ethics and Israel’s foreign policy, is open to the community and runs for six consecutive Tuesdays at the Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th St., in New York City.

The first lecture, Mr. Ayalon on “Israel’s Foreign Policy: Diplomacy in Practice,” will be at 10:30 a.m. The second lecture, at 11:45, by Dr. Shatz, will be “Pursuing the Right and the Good: Themes in Jewish Ethics.”

For information or to register, go to www.yu.edu/beitmidrash. For weekly sponsorship opportunities, email Julie Schreier, the director of the Long Island region, at julie.schreier@yu.edu or call her at (516) 972-2920, or email program coordinator Aryeh Czarka at aryeh.czarka@yu.edu or call her at (212) 960-5400, ext. 6826.