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Sunday, March 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Water- Israel's Greatest Triumph & the Return of the Original Blood Libel

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Judaism & the Jewish people have been shaped in part by millennia of contact with civilizations of the Nile; Mesopotamia & the Syrian/Arabian desert. Respectively- the land of one river, the land of two rivers & the land of no rivers. Water- its plenty or scarcity & how it is sourced are defining elements in molding a nation's character. While modern Israel's achievements in agriculture & irrigation are well known,  we will explore some lesser-known accomplishments in water conservation; water recycling; nutrient recycling & desalinization. We will also examine a new twist (The Jews drank all the water) on an old libel: "The Jews poisoned the water".

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Patrick Elazar

Patrick Elazar lived in Israel during the 70’s & 80’s, served in the Israel Defence Force in a combat unit and established kibbutz Gezer. He has degrees in middle-east studies & agricultural economics and works as Senior Commodity Trader with Trouw-Nutrition Canada. Patrick l... Read More →


Sunday March 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 222 - Second Floor