David Hartman received an honorary doctorate last week from Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel’s premier life and health sciences university. As usual, he spoke eloquently and charmingly about his life in Israel:
Someday, I am going to write a book on my experiences as a new oleh. I always say that when I left Montreal thousands of people were crying, and when I came to Lod they robbed my luggage. So, I knew that something was changing…
Israel is not a ghetto, separate from the world. It is the most visible decision of the Jewish people to be part of the world and to be vulnerable in this world.
Read an edited transcript of his talk on the main Hartman Institute website. You can listen to the talk – more than we printed – as well. Follow the link at the bottom of the article’s website.