Meeting Archive:
Turning Conviction into Action: the Philosophy and Politics of Israel's Founding Generation

Meeting Description:

The founding of Israel, like the founding of the United States, was a national project of conscious conviction. As with the American Republic, the reborn State of Israel came into existence with a declaration of profound philosophical reflection. Israel’s founding generation, known as the ‘Second Aliyah,’ consisted of a collection of brave and visionary men and women who connected moral beliefs to political action. In this session, Dr. Micha’el M. Tanchum will introduce us to the key figures of Israel’s founding generation and discuss how their values and vision remain key to Israel’s security and the flourishing of its society.

Date: Tue, Feb 7, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): The Shalem Center
 Presenter Information
Dr. Micha'el Tanchum
Speaker Photo

Micha'el M. Tanchum is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies. He has conducted comparative research on issues of religion, national identity, state ideology, and governance. He is writing a book on the ideals of republicanism in the Zionist vision of David Ben Gurion.