This year we celebrate Israel’s 70th Anniversary with a series of programs and events which will highlight Israel’s challenges, history, culture and achievements.
 
The series will kick off the weekend of March 10th with the presentation of scholar-in-residence, Micah Halpern. Micah will speak at Chabad of Eastern Michigan 5385 Calkins Road at Shabbat Kiddush 1 pm.
 
That evening at 8 pm he will conduct an Israeli wine tasting at the home of Dr. Stephen Burton 9173 Circle Lake Dr., Grand Blanc. There is no charge to attend but you must have a reservation. To reserve your spot email ashleymusser@flintfed.org, call the office at 810 767-5922 or use the form to the right.
 
On Sunday, March 11th join us for a presentation “The Muddy Middle East” over a delicious brunch at Temple Beth El, 5150 Calkins. Again, there is no charge though donations will be cheerfully accepted. To reserve your spot email ashleymusser@flintfed.org, call the office at 810 767-5922 or use the form to the right.
 

Micah D. Halpern

Micah D. Halpern is a columnist and a social and political commentator. He is a dynamic speaker who specializes in analyzing world events and evaluating their relevance to and impact upon Jewish communities at home and in Israel.
 
Halpern’s most recent book, “Thugs,” spent time on Amazon’s list of best-selling books. He is also the author of “What You Need To Know About: Terror.” He maintains The Micah Report at www.micahhalpern.com, a daily commentary offering perspective and insight on important national and international issues. His range of subject matter is broad, and he is also an expert on kosher wines.
 
Micah is a frequent analyst on network television and radio. His voice is recognized by listeners to talk radio across America, especially fans of his weekly feature, “A Safer World,” on USA Radio Network, and his daily 1 minute feature “I’ve Been Thinking” on Town Square Media Network. 
 
His face is familiar to viewers of Shalom TV where he hosts his own weekly show entitled Thinking Out Loud and to viewers of CBS, FOX, MSNBC and to those who watch documentaries on PBS, The Learning Channel, The History Channel, Discovery the Food Network. Following September 11th he was the CBS-2 commentator on terror. On September 11th, 2003 he appeared on ABC’s The View as a guest expert. 
 
As well as being a syndicated columnist and well-known commentator, he’s also an educator and historian. He lectures frequently, both in the United States and Israel, on issues relating to terror, foreign affairs, Israel and the Middle East, as well as wine history and popular culture. 
 
Micah’s columns are read by hundreds of thousands if not millions on the internet and in papers and websites around the world, from FrontPageMag to American Thinker. An expert on terrorism, Halpern has been invited for consultations in the White House with terror analysts and has addressed conferences sponsored by the Justice Department. He has also contributed religious commentary for CNN and ABC television. 
 
His essays, published in book form, heralded the millennium and are entitled “On-Line with Israel at the Millennium: Insights into Life and Religion.” Halpern also conducted a weekly radio program entitled “This Week in History” for Jerusalem Radio. 
 
Micah taught at Yale University and was a long-standing educator with Young Judaea. He has also taught at Brandeis University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Halpern continues to lecture to student groups in the fields of political terror and world terrorism, Middle East dynamics, Jewish history, the Holocaust, Zionism and Israeli society and politics. 
 
For fun, Micah Halpern writes a column on Kosher wines. He is one of the only exclusively kosher wine reviewers in the world. 

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