Thursday, May 26, 2011


The Begin Center, in cooperation with the Israeli Air Force, will open an exhibit on June 6 about the raid on the nuclear facility. The opening event is by invitation only. The exhibition will be opened at the Begin Center in the presence of Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor, General (res.) David Ivry and Prof. Aryeh Naor. The exhibition will remain open at the Begin Center for a month and is can be viewed by the public at any time. Later, it will travel to other Air Force bases around the country. The exhibition will cover the whole process starting with the cooperation between France and Iraq to build the reactor moving on to Israel's attempts via political channels to prevent the building of the reactor. When that failed, the process moved on to the decision-making process in Israel and on to the attack itself. The exhibition will show the immediate aftermath of the attack on the world stage and then the eventually thanks and gratitude shown to Israel and Menachem Begin for taking such a courageous decision. VISITORS

General (res.) David Ivry visited the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and toured the museum this week. Ivry was the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2000 to 2002, and the ninth commander of the Israeli Air Force. Operation Opera – the bombing of the nuclear reactor – took place under his command.

May 29
Journey between extremes – In cooperation with the Underground Prisoner's Museum, an evening to remember Rabbi Aryeh Levin. A number of speakers will discuss Rabbi Aryeh Levin's life and conclude the evening with singing. A special walking tour will take place the same evening. The evening event begins at 7:00pm, costs 40 NIS and reservations are required, 02-565-2011. The walking tour begins at 5:00pm, costs 50 NIS and reservations are required, 02-565-2011. IN HEBREW.
May 30
Jerusalem Day at the Begin Center – In cooperation with the Student Union of Hebrew University, the evening discussion will center around the question "What does Jerusalem mean to us?" Speakers include: Prof. Asa Kasher, Mr. Ophir Pines, Rabbanit Esti Rosenberg and HaRav Re'em Hacohen. The evening starts at 8:00pm, entrance is free and reservations are not required. IN HEBREW.
May 31
Fathers of Zionism – Prof. Aryeh Naor will speak about "Iron Zionism" and including the characters Abba Achimeir, Uri Zvi Greenberg and the Etzel founders. The evening begins at 7:00pm, is free and reservations are not required. IN HEBREW.
June 6
Opening the Exhibit "The Nuclear Reactor – 30 Years Later" – See above for details.

June 7
All-night learning for Shavuot – The theme of this year's all-night study session is "Between Justice and Charity". Starting at 11:00pm with several thematic lectures. At 3:30am, those who wish may join a guided tour to the Kotel arriving in time for the special sunrise prayers. Entrance is free, based on available space. IN HEBREW.
June 21
An Evening with Nahum Heyman - Songs celebrating the sea, the port and fishermen. 8:00pm, 50 shekels, reservations required at 02-565-2011. IN HEBREW.

Every Thursday – Parashat HaShavua – Learn about the Torah portion of the week every Thursday at 7:00pm. Free. IN HEBREW.
June 14
"Civil War Never". A movie about the sinking of the Altalena marking 63 years since that tragic event. 7:00pm, 10 shekel, reservations required 02-565-2011. IN HEBREW. June 26
A Sign From Avshalom. Author Navah Makmail-Atir, actress Shifi Aloni and musician Doron Medali discuss the life and story of Avshalom Feinberg. 8:00pm, 40 shekels, reservations required 02-565-2011.

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