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Live from Israel 

Insights from Israel: Criticism in Time of War

Thu / Feb 15 / 12:30 pm / Online

Rabbis Michael Graetz and Tzvika Graetz and Michal Abramoff  

As the war between Israel and Hamas continues, we hear more voices criticizing it both internally and externally. What are the different voices of criticism being put forth? Who is voicing them? When does criticism cross the line into antisemitism? And Is it even possible to criticize Israel from the outside at this time? Join Rabbi Michael Graetz live from Israel in discussion with Rabbi Tzvika Graetz and Michal Abramoff as they try an answer these questions and bring diverse perspectives on the matter.


Rabbi Michael Graetz was one of the founders of the Masorti movement in Israel, and has served as a rabbi for many years, including as an IDF chaplain during the Yom Kippur War and as president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Israel. He also served as Interim Rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue.


Rabbi Tzvika Graetz is the rabbi at Congregation Ner Tamid in Southern California. He previously served as rabbi of Kehilat Hod Ve-Hadar in Kfar Saba in Israel, and as Executive Director of Masorti Olami and MERCAZ Olami, which are international organizations of Conservative Judaism.

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