Please join our guest, Dr. Yehezkel Landau, for a conversation about Israel from an interfaith viewpoint, with references to inter-religious peace building initiatives in both Israel/Palestine and here in the U.S. Sponsored by the Israel Affairs Committee in celebration of Yom Ha-Atzma'ut, Israel Independence Day. Register on the Temple Israel website calendar to receive the Zoom link.
About the speaker: Dr. Yehezkel Landau, a dual Israeli-American citizen, is an interfaith educator, trainer, consultant, and author active in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations and Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding for over 40 years. While in Israel he was executive director of the Oz veShalom-Netivot Shalom religious peace movement in the 1980’s, then co-founder and co-director of the Open House Jewish-Arab peace center in Ramle in the 1990’s. From 2002 to 2016 he was a professor of Jewish tradition and interfaith relations at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut and holder of the Abrahamic Partnerships Chair. He is the author of numerous articles and essays, both popular and scholarly, as well as the research report Healing the Holy Land: Interreligious Peacebuilding in Israel/Palestine, published by the U.S. Institute of Peace. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Hartford Seminary.