Year-In-Israel Students Meet with MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

Thursday, April 18, 2013

HUC-JIR’s Year-In-Israel class met with Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid party at the Knesset on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The visit was part of the weekly Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar. Rabbi Lipman spoke of his party's commitment to bring the haredim into the work force, enlist larger numbers into the army, and rewrite a contract between religious and secular in the country. It was the perfect visit after students had experienced the rhythm of the national holidays, which culminated in Independence Day celebrations.


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