Come hear a lecture on the Yom Kippur War presented by Nachliel Selavan, born and bred in Jerusalem. The Yom Kippur War is a watershed event in regard to the relationship between Israel's Military and the Press. How did the army not see the pending threats? How were they so unprepared, when all the red lights should have been on?
Much ink has been spilled on studying this epic, multilayered and systematic failure. An official national commission of inquiry was launched to identify this failure, and its results are famously called "The Concept" - a set of assumptions, which lulled the intelligence and the military into false security. And yet, most of these studies have dealt with the mechanical aspect of the failure: The military and intelligence aspects. None have seriously dealt with the cultural backdrop, which enables the concept to take hold.
Nachliel has developed an original approach to making history come alive in musuems, and ran 20 programs at the Met this past summer, with an upcoming program at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He is currently earning his MA in education at the Melton Center and Hebrew University.
Coffee & Refreshments for all who attend.