On-the-ground insight from Israel with Daniel Gordis
Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) hosts an important and timely discussion with Daniel Gordis — renowned scholar, author, and podcast host — who will join Rabbi Marc Baker to help communities make sense of this moment and share what it is like to be in Israel right now.
Featuring a special introduction from Hilla Perlman-Pniel, Director, CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection.
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Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. He is the author of thirteen books and the widely read blog/podcast, “Israel from the Inside.” Gordis’ history of Israel, Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, 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.” Gordis’ writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Azure, Commentary Magazine, TIME, and Foreign Affairs. 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.” Gordis’ most recent book, Impossible Takes Longer: 75 Years After Its Creation, Has Israel Fulfilled Its Founders’ Dreams?, was published in 2023. Gordis and his wife live in Jerusalem. They have three married children and several grandchildren.