Balfour Declaration, 1917
The contents of the 1917 Balfour Declaration became central to the international recognition of the right of Jews to establish a national home/state.

Building the State Before the State: Keren Hayesod Posters, 1942
Participation in community requires certain obligations and duties.

Religion and the Declaration of Independence
There is a religious undertone to the Declaration of Independence that is consciously hidden due to secular pressure.

Hellenism’s Challenge to Ancient Judaism
Hellenism represented a major challenge to the cohesiveness of the Jewish community in ancient Palestine.

Israeli Leaders
Jewish leaders played a significant role in the establishment of Israel

Women and the Growth of Modern Israel
Women had and continue to have critical roles to play and a variety of experiences in the growth of modern Israel

Holocaust Memory in Israel
Remembering without vengeance

Israel’s history: ancient through first Aliyah
Throughout history the Jews have had a connection to the land of Israel. Even in exile, Jews found ways to remember Israel.

Israel Seminar
The Declaration of Independence establishes the State of Israel as a Jewish democratic state, incorporating universal values.

Confirmation Class
Living in a land surrounded by enemies

Israel’s Security
Secure borders in the land of Israel are essential to its existence

Netanyahu’s Speech at Bar-Ilan University, 2009
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has many complex layers and unresolved variables that have prevented it from becoming a reality.

The Political Significance of Land Purchase
To make the Jewish State a reality, Zionists needed to both attract Jewish immigrants & connect them with the land in Eretz Yisrael.

Values in Nation building
Building a nation requires solidifying certain values