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Sunday, March 1
TWO DIFFERENT Wars? The Gaza War in the European and Israeli Media, is the subject of the fifth EU-Israel Media Dialogue, which will be held in Tel Aviv University's Trubowicz Building at 5.30 p.m. Participants include Henryk M. Broder, Spiegel Magazine, Germany; Lorenzo Cremonesi, Corriere Della Serra, Italy; Nadav Eyal, Ma'ariv correspondent in Europe; Donald McIntyre, Jerusalem bureau chief of The Independent, UK; and Arad Nir of Channel 2 News. The moderator will be David Witzthum of Channel 1, who was the IBA correspondent in Germany. The event is under the joint aegis of the European Commission in Israel and the Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics and Society at TAU.
FORMER SUPREME Court president Aharon Barak will be the keynote speaker at a symposium on Law and History. It is being hosted by the Business Academic Club of Tel Aviv University, in conjunction with TAU's Buchman Faculty of Law, at the Marcel Gordon Green House, 24 George Wise Street, Tel Aviv, at 6.30 p.m. For more information, call Sigal Adar at (03) 640-8055 or (03) 640-6401.
THE 17th yahrzeit of prime minister Menachem Begin will be marked at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem with a multimedia presentation, together with Nahum Heyman, who will lead a sing-along with the audience. The event begins at 5.30 p.m. and will be in Hebrew.
AS PART of an ongoing effort to combat the growing influence of fundamentalist Christian missionaries, Outreach Judaism is launching a weekly lecture series in Jerusalem. The series, entitled "Judaism's Response to Christian Missionaries," is designed to confront the activities of Israel-based missionaries engaged in attempts to convert Jews. It will be given by Rabbi Tovia Singer, who founded Outreach Judaism and is one of the Jewish world's most prominent anti-missionary activists.
Guma Aguiar, who is one of the Jewish world's rising young philanthropists, is sponsoring the series. It will be held on Sunday evenings from March 1-22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the OU Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod Street. For more information, call Marjorie Solomon at (054) 692-3253 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOLVING CRIMES using scientific methods is the subject of a lecture by Prof. Yossi Almog of the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram. It is one of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by HU's Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free of charge. For more details, call: (02) 658-6256.
GUEST LECTURER Prof. Robert E. Ricklefs of the University of Missouri in St. Louis will discuss the origin and maintenance of biological diversity, at 7 p.m., in HU's Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram. The lecture is part of the "Darwin Year" series of lectures, under the auspices of HU's Authority for Community and Youth. For more details, call: (02) 658-6256 or http://community-youth.huji.ac.il.
Monday, March 2
BETH HATEFUTSOTH, in conjunction with the S.Y. Agnon House in Jerusalem, will launch a weekly series of five meetings, entitled "Land, city, village, and the rest - spaces in the works of S.Y. Agnon," to mark the 120th birthday of Israel's first Nobel Prize laureate. The meetings will be led by Dr. Ruhama Elbag, in collaboration with Rivka Aderet and Dr. Gideon Oferet. They will be held from 9.30 a.m. to noon at the Bnei Zion Auditorium.
A WEEKLY series of lectures, under the patronage of TAU's Dean of the David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of Arts, will examine the City of Berlin through the eyes of the artist, focusing on well-known personalities, architecture, museums, art galleries, department stores, etc. One of the lectures in the series is titled "Jerusalem in Berlin and Berlin in Jerusalem," and another ponders the question of what art museums in Berlin would be like without the works gleaned from Jewish art collectors. The fee for the series is NIS 660. For reservations, call: (03) 640-5400 or (03) 640-9487.
REPRESENTATIVES OF tourist enterprises in northern moshavim will convene at the Mevuot Hermon Regional Council Convention Hall, under the aegis of the Moshav Movement and the Mevuot Hermon Regional Council, to discuss the possibilities of investing in the development of tourism in their respective moshavim. For more details, call: (03) 608-6309.
HEBREW LITERATURE in English translation is the focus of a weekly seminar hosted by TAU's Literature Department, in conjunction with the TAU English-Speaking Friends. The series of five lectures, presented in English by Prof. Michael Gluzman and other scholars, will take place in the Gilman Building, Room 262, on Mondays in March at 6:30 p.m. It is being organized and coordinated by Dr. Iris Milner. For more information and registration, call: (03) 604-8055 or (03) 640-6379; fax: (03) 640-7294; or e-mail: email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 3
THINKING AFTER the Holocaust: Voices from Poland and Israel is the subject of a dialogue that will be conducted at 5 p.m. at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, in conjunction with the World Jewish Congress Research Institute. Participants include Dr. Sebastian Rejak, of the Polish Foreign Ministry's Bureau for Polish-Jewish Relations; Rabbi Sam Kassin, dean of the Shenbar Sephardic Center, Jerusalem; and Prof. Daniel Grinberg, of the University of Bialystok. The event begins at 5 p.m. with greetings by Begin Heritage Center chairman Herzl Makov and WJC Research Institute chairman Mordechai Palzur, who was Israel's first ambassador to Poland following the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries, after a hiatus of more than two decades. The event is in Hebrew and reservations must be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.