Last night, over 160 Judaeans from across the generations joined together to listen to a special conference call briefing on the situation in the Mideast with Gil Troy, a professor of history at McGill University and moderated by Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin University.
Gil, a modern-day Zionist thinker, spoke from Jerusalem, where he is a Shalom Hartman Institute Engaging Israel Research Fellow. His books include “Why I Am a Zionist,” and his upcoming, “Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism.” Gil’s most recent piece, “Sheltered in Jerusalem,” an article about the unexpected air raid sirens in the holy city, can be read by clicking here. Both Gil and Marvin are alumni of Young Judaea and Tel Yehudah and serve on the new Young Judaea board of directors.
According to one alumnus who participated in the call:
Kol hakavod, The briefing with Gil Troy was wonderful. You deserve a huge thank you for setting it up. I hope you will continue with such offerings for those of us who are no longer in the fore. And I hope you will keep me on your distribution list.
I’m a former Young Judaean—went to Camp Young Judea in New Hampshire and TY. I won’t tell you how long ago, but the N.H. address should give you a clue. My four kids went to CJ in N.C. and TY.
For many years I’ve been doing my part in Hadassah, which I love and adore. But there has not been, and there will never be, anything else in my life as fantastic as the years I spent in Young Judaea.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Download and listen to the entire conversation with Gil here.
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