Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and
the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem
College in Jerusalem. He writes a regular
column — “A Dose of Nuance” — for the
Jerusalem Post, and is a regular contributor to
the New York Times, in print and on-line.
author of numerous books on Jewish thought
and currents in Israel, and a winner of the
National Jewish Book Award, Gordis joined
Shalem in 2007 after spending nine years as
vice president of the Mandel Foundation in
Israel and director of its Leadership Institute.
Dr. Gordis has written and lectured throughout
the world on Israeli society and the challenges
facing the Jewish state. His writing has
appeared in magazines and newspapers
including the New Republic, the New York
Times Magazine, Moment, Tikkun, and
Conservative Judaism. His next book, a
biography of Israel’s sixth Prime Minister, is
entitled Menachem Begin and the Battle for
Israel’s Soul. It is our pleasure to welcome
Dr. Gordis back to YICC for his second visit.
On November 9, Dr. Gordis presented “The Return to Zion, by Might or Right? Reflections on the Legacy of Menachem Begin”.