ONLINEOn-The-Ground Insight From Israel With Daniel Gordis

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Daniel Gordis (Photo credit: Israel Hadari Photography)
Daniel Gordis (Photo credit: Israel Hadari Photography)

Join Rabbi Marc Baker in conversation with Daniel Gordis for on-the-ground insight from Israel.

This is an unprecedented moment for Israel and our global community. Daniel Gordis, renowned scholar, author, and podcast host, will join us in conversation this Thursday. Daniel will help our community make sense of this moment and share what it is like to be in Israel right now. Join us for this important and timely discussion, which happens to coincide with Tisha B’Av, which is commonly known as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.

Featuring a special introduction from Hilla Perlman-Pniel, director, CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection.

Closed captioning will be available. For questions or special accommodations, please contact

Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. He is the author of 13 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.

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Thursday, July 27, 2023, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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