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We Must Not Take Israel’s Safety for Granted

Mijal Bitton's Keynote Speech - 2023 Z3 Conference
Dr. Mijal Bitton is a Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and the Rosh Kehilla (communal leader) and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City. Mijal received a BA from Yeshiva University and earned her doctorate from New York University, where she conducted an ethnographic study of a Syrian Jewish community with a focus on developing the field of contemporary Sephardic studies in America.  She is an alumna of the

In her keynote speech at the Z3 Conference of 2023, Mijal Bitton speaks powerfully and unapologetically about the need to stay strong in a world that often refuses to acknowledge the right of Israel to defend itself. She reminds us of the need to understand the unique vulnerability of the country, and of Jews at large, and thus the need to support both.

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