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Nearly 1000 people from all around the greater community attended Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center’s special tribute to Yitzhak Rabin. On the 20th anniversary of his murder, our audience mourned in prayer for that dark November 4, 1995 and reflected on the many great accomplishments of the Israeli leader over the course of his long career. The Consulate General of Israel in New York, Ido Aharoni co-hosted tonight’s memorial service with special remarks from two of New York’s notable Jewish leaders, Malcolm Hoenlin, Conference of Presidents, and Alissa Doctoroff, UJA Federation. His grandchildren, Jonathan Benartzi and Noa Rothman personalized Rabin’s legacy by adding their own individual memories of their grandfather and despite it all, promised enduring commitments to peace.

Yitzhak Rabin: “We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.”007 008 013 017 024 030 057 077 118 185 203 253 IMG_3938 281

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Last night, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D, spoke to a sold-out Skirball audience about one of the most central High Holiday prayers, Avinu Malkeinu. Introducing his brand new book, Naming God, Rabbi Hoffman reminded that God’s many different characterizations provide insight into Jewish history and shed light on the modern evolution of the concept of God. Rabbi Hoffman is the author of several popular and scholarly books about Judaism and has taught at Hebrew Union College since 1973.