Rare Photo Exhibition on former Israeli PM Menachem Begin in Westhampton Beach, NY
Limmud FSU, in cooperation with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and the Hamptons Synagogue, opened a remarkable photographic exhibition this weekend in Westhampton Beach, NY focusing on the life and Eastern European Jewish roots of a giant of modern Israel, Menachem Begin. The exhibition about Begin, who served as Israeli prime minister from 1977-1983, will be on display to the public at the Hampton Synagogue for one week, through August 15.
“Milestones – From Brest-Litovsk to the Prime Minister’s Office,” tells the story of Begin’s life and career as commander of the pre-state Irgun, as the sixth prime minister of the State of Israel, and as a Nobel Laureate. The exhibition was curated by Rami Shtivi.
The special weekend of events surrounding the exhibition included a sold-out Friday night dinner, a panel discussion entitled “The Life of Menachem Begin” with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Chairman of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center Herzl Makov, former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler, a close friend of Menachem Begin, his wife Ariela Cotler, who was Begin’s personal secretary, and Limmud FSU Founder Chaim Chesler. The panel was moderated by Limmud FSU Co-Founder Sandra Cahn.