Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Day 3: Israeli journalist Meir Uziel
Grandson of Israel’s first Sephardic chief rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Uziel and now a well known newspaper columnist, Meir Uziel came to the SEC this afternoon to shed light on the life of his famous grandfather. “Ha-Rishon Le-Eretz Ziyyon” is Uziel’s best-selling biography of his grandfather that highlights the late rabbi’s interactions with British officials who controlled Israel before its establishment and his ability to use diplomacy properly in his role. Uziel also indicated that his late grandfather also have a modern view of the Torah and application of Sephardic traditions (halacha).
-- Karmel Melamed