In a year of unimaginable suffering and ongoing war, Israel’s 76th birthday is upon us. This year has raised a plethora of questions about Israel’s future: What will the “day after” look like? How will Israel’s democracy sustain itself? How will the dream of a safe, secure, and just Israel be realized? Is there a possibility for peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians? There are obviously no easy answers to these questions. The Israel at 76 series will bring us a variety of teachers, thinkers, and activists who are responding to these essential questions in thoughtful ways.

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.