Ben Gurion and the Negev
I have spoken frequently about my recent experiences in our partnership region in Israel. Much of what has happened in the Negev since 1948 is because of the influence of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion. He had a vision for settling the barren, desolate land. He understood its importance for the safety and vitality of the modern state of Israel. It was important enough to him that once he retired from politics, he and his wife moved to Sde Boker, a kibbutz in the heart of the Negev.
On Sunday March 10th at 2:45 PM at the Adelson Educational Campus, there will be a screening of a documentary about Ben Gurion’s life. Doug Seserman, the CEO of American Friends of Ben Gurion University will be on hand for a Q and A after the film.
Beginning at 1:30 PM, prior to the screening, interactive exhibits about the Ramat Hanegev region will be on display. The Bedouins of the region will be Midbar's topic. Stop by early and take advantage of this very interesting, educational opportunity.
You can access a flyer with information on our website. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel has been Midbar Kodesh Temple's spiritual leader since August 2008. Rabbi Tecktiel was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in May of 1996. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one from List College and one from Columbia University. He also holds a Masters of Arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
You can follow him on Twitter @RabbiMKT.