The core mission of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva is to train future leaders for the State of Israel; men and women who are observant Jews devoted to Torah study, dedicated to the Land of Israel and the Jewish People and loyal citizens of the State, particularly regarding army and national service.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
AFYBA Hosts Book Launch for Tuvia Tenenbom' "Catch the Jew!"
The Book Launch Party on Feb. 23rd hosted by
American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva (AFYBA) for Best-selling Israeli author
Tuvia Tenenbom’s “Catch the Jew” brought
out 60 people on a bitter cold night in NYC.
Among the guests were
Congressional candidate from the 12th district Nick Di’Iorio, Media
Consultant Shira Dicker, Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman and The Times of Israel’s
Simone Dinah Hartmann.
Alan Wildes, past President of AFYBA and YBA
Hakotel Alumnus, took the floor with an introduction of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva and
the accomplishments of the network, dropping big names of outstanding alumni
while highlighting the strong presence of the YBA network in Israel. Ken
Abramowitz, Advisory Committee member for AFYBA and President of American
Friends of Likud, spoke about the threats against Europe today in his pitch to
“save the west” which he writes about on his SavetheWest blog.
Before Tuvia took the floor, Allan Leicht,
a playwright and AFYBA Board Member, did a beautiful job reading a chapter from Catch the Jew that described Itamar,
Jewish tour guide that Tuvia met at Yad Vashem, who compared the IDF to the Nazi regime. Everyone in the room was speechless.
Tuvia then took the room by storm as he
recounted his experiences in Israel, describing the “old” Israel with two
peoples, Arabs and Jews and his surprise at discovering the “new” Israel, with
Arabs, Jews and Europeans. “Catch the Jew is EXACTLY what these Europeans are
trying to do," he said. "and they are succeeding. They try to Catch the Jew in a bad act against the Arabs." Tuvia broke it down
for us – it’s all a set-up. “You didn’t see any action today? Let me call you….maybe tomorrow?
I’ll bet there will be something to photograph and write about tomorrow….come
by at around 3.”
There were many questions from the audience and
lively discussion as Tuvia expertly fielded comments. Security Assessment Chief
of One Israel Fund, Marc Provisor from Shilo jumped in as well to explain
the facts on the ground. "There is a serious game being played in Israel
and American Jewry needs to wake up."
AFYBA will be taking “Catch the Jew” on
the road. Future events will be announced shortly. For bookings, contact: Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org