On Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Eldad Beck, an Israeli journalist based in Berlin, will visit Temple Sinai of Roslyn. He will discuss his book, Germany, At Odds, a personal journey that as a Jew, Israeli and journalist, Eldad made throughout the country at the start of the 21st century. The book was recently translated into English.
A longtime correspondent for Israel’s leading daily newspaper, Yediot Aharanot, Beck arrived in Berlin in 2002, and became the eyes and ears for many Israelis, following Germany as it entered a new period in its modern history.
Torn between two very different visions of Germany, Beck will share his personal and professional experiences about his time there. The book raises relevant questions, particularly about German anti-Semitism, and how German authorities, local media and the Jewish community have dealt with it. He also will discuss how the current atmosphere in Germany affects the issue of that country’s Muslim refugees.
Beck has had many interesting experiences during his years in Germany, including a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with the grandson of Nazi commandant Rudolf Hess. He also visited a contemporary Nazi village in eastern Germany.
A native of Haifa, Beck was born one week before the historical establishment of diplomatic relations between West Germany and the State of Israel.
Suggested contribution is $5 for adult congregants and $10 for adult non-congregants. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is located at 425 Roslyn Rd. For more information, contact Ethel Liebeskind at 516-621-6800 or visit the website at www.mysinai.org.