AIPAC presents Daniel Gordis
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Sanctuary, Lewis Family Religious Life Complex
Contact: Rebecca Wasserstrom, AIPAC South Dade Director, 954.382.6110, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 27th, 11:30 am
in the Chapel at Temple Beth Am
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Daniel Gordis, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College, Israel's first liberal arts college, located in Jerusalem, Israel. The author of more than 10 books, Gordis is a regular columnist for both the Jerusalem Post and for Bloomberg Views.
Gordis’ newest book is a history of the State of Israel entitled Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, which received the 2016 National Jewish Book Award as “Book of the Year.” Ambassador Dennis Ross, reflecting on the book, wrote, “When I am asked ‘Is there one book to read about Israel?’ I now have an answer.” Yossi Klein Halevi wrote, “Daniel Gordis has written a luminous history…. Gordis gives us the soul of Israel, and helps explain why the most hated country on the planet is also among the most beloved.”
Gordis’ writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine and more, and his books have received numerous awards. He won the National Jewish Book Award for Saving Israel, in 2008, and both Becoming a Jewish Parent and his book (co-authored with Dr. David Ellenson of the Hebrew Union College) Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policy-Making in 19th and 20th Century Orthodox Responsa (published by Stanford University Press in 2012) were Finalists for the National Jewish Book Award.
During the Gaza War of 2014, Bloomberg Views asked him to become a columnist explaining Israelis’ views of the conflict to the world at large. Professor Alan Dershowitz has called Gordis “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.” The Forward has called him “one of the most respected Israel analysts around.” In 2014, the Jerusalem Post listed him as one of the world’s 50 most influential Jews, while Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic has written, “If you asked me, ‘of all the people you know, who cares the most about the physical, moral and spiritual health of Israel?’ I would put the commentator and scholar Daniel Gordis at the top of the list.” Leonard Fein has written that Gordis is “perhaps the single most popular speaker on Israel to American Jewish audiences.”
Gordis is now writing a book on American Jews and their relationship to Israel, which will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2019. He and his wife live in Jerusalem; they are the parents of three grown children and one sabra granddaughter.