Memorial for Prof. Ben Zion Tavger, Physicist who Renewed Hebron

40th memorial for scientist who left the Soviet Union and became instrumental in uncovering Hebron's lost past.

28.7.23, 13:41
From the redemption of Hebron to the Redemption of Jerusalem
A study evening in memory of Prof. Ben Zion Tavger on the 40th anniversary of his passing.
Sunday July 30, 2023
Kiryat Arba Cultural Center
Prof. Ben Zion Tavger (1930 – 1983) was a physicist and advocate for the repatriation of the Jewish community in Hebron. He initiated the rebuilding of the Avraham Avinu synagogue and the excavation of the ancient Jewish cemetery. He published numerous papers on crystallography. For full biography click here
5:30: pm – Mincha services and light refreshments

18:10pm – welcoming

Eliyahu Libman, head of the Kiryat Arba Local Council
Orit Struck, Minister of Settlements and National Missions
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Schwartz, Chief Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba

6:40pm – Screening of the film The Power of an Individual – Prof. Tavger and the Avraham Avinu Synagogue
7:00pm – Zvi Katzover, former Head of the Kiryat Arba City Council: Memories of Prof. Tavger

7:20pm – Dr. Noam Arnon, Spokesperson of the Jewish Community of Hebron: The impact of Prof. Tavger on Hebron’s Future

7:40pm – Prof. Igal Galili, Head of the Science Teaching Department at Hebrew University: Prof. Tavger as a Scientist, Jew and Zionist

8:00pm – Premier of a new song “Son of Hebron” Lyrics, Tzur Erlich, composed and performed by Aharon Razel

8:10pm – Panel discussion: Building Zion for the Light of Ben Zion, moderated by Dr. Aharon Tavger. Participants: Members of Knesset Amit Halevi, MK Limor Son Har Melech, Former MK Yehudah Glick, Prof. Hillel Weiss, Ayala Ben Gvir, Emanuel Brosh

Closing remarks: Representatives of the Tavger family.

Moderator: Chaya Burns
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