Join the Tel Aviv Review of Books as we kick off Israel at 76—a new series of captivating lectures and eye-opening conversations with teachers, thinkers and activists who are thoughtfully wrestling with some of the most essential questions about Israel’s future at this moment.

The Israel at 76 series is generously sponsored by Helena Diamant Glass, in cherished memory of her beloved parents, Regina Landwirth Diamant and Karl Diamant, and in honor of Yom Ha’atzma-ut 5784.

Hamas’ offensive on October 7, 2023, threw Israel into turmoil. Vulnerable as never before, Israelis were made to revisit old assumptions about their society, the political system, the meaning of living in a Jewish state, and their relationship with the Palestinians. Join Professor Clemence Boulouque (Jewish and Israel studies, Columbia University) and American-Israeli author Oren Kessler (Palestine 1936: The Great Revolt and the Roots of the Middle East Conflict) for a conversation exploring these complexities with Gilad Halpern, the founding co-editor of the Tel Aviv Review of Books, which is also a co-sponsor of this kick-off event.