Richard Burstein to Present for Valley Beth Shalom “Hazak” Program
Brutzkus Gubner Partner Richard Burstein will be making a presentation for the Valley Beth Shalom “Hazak” program on January 25, 2016. The presentation will focus on Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British prime minister who was born Jewish and later baptized into the Church of England; a path often taken by Jews to acquire new freedoms. Disraeli remained steadfast in his pride of origin, was a popular novelist, and was instrumental in overseeing the digging of the Suez Canal while he was the Prime Minister of England. The themes in his writings place him in a group of proto-Zionist authors in the days before Theodore Herzl.