The Wood River Jewish Community will host two talks this week by guest speaker Rabbi Robert Orkand, as part of the Leonard and Francine Pickard Educational Program.

     Today, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., Orkand will deliver a talk titled “Can Israelis and Palestinians Ever Make Peace?” The event will take place at the Jewish Community Office at 471 Leadville Ave. in Ketchum.

     On Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sun Valley Road, Orkand will lead Shabbat services followed by his talk "What Makes Jewish Humor Jewish?”

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