The mission statement of the Jerusalem Salon is to create a community of curious, passionate, and committed English speaking people in the heart of Jerusalem to discuss the issues of the day (whether they be related to the weekly Torah portion or the breaking headlines of the day)-with the goal of producing actionable ideas that can make a difference in Israel's society and in the global arena; in areas of philosophy, public policy, and spirituality. http://www.jerusalemsalon.org/ The guest speaker in these photos, Rabbi David Lapin, explored the Torah perspective on Secular-Liberal philosophy currently dominating Europe and other parts of the Western world.