Rabbi Shalom Hammer, a contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post and the author of four books, will discuss “A Time to Unite with Tzahal: The Challenges of Ideology in the IDF Today—Purification and Preservation” on Sunday, August 7, at 10 a.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck. A light breakfast will be served before the presentation.
Rabbi Hammer will relate the experiences he had as he traveled the course of the border of Gaza handing out supplies and offering words of inspiration for various divisions throughout the IDF during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. Traveling on this journey with Rabbi Hammer will help you understand and appreciate the emphasis Judaism places on the value of preserving life. The presentation concludes with a fascinating PowerPoint presentation depicting Rabbi Hammer’s activities in the IDF and field of the operation.
Rabbi Hammer, who serves as a lecturer for the IDF, is the founder of Makom Meshutaf, www.makommeshutaf.com, which offers lectures on Judaism to secular kibbutzim throughout Israel. The proceeds of books and CDs available for sale following the lecture will go to Tzahal.
Congregation Beth Aaron is located at 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.