Israel’s creation was a revolution in Jewish life. The country has undergone more transformations since- and needs to choose between radically different paths for its future. On a crucial anniversary, Israeli historian and journalist Gershom Gorenberg looks at how far the country has come, and what it must do next.
This event is co-sponsored by Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Temple Beth Israel, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Congregation Hakafa, and Congregation Sukkat Shalom
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GERSHOM GORENBERG is an acclaimed Israeli journalist, historian, and author of several books on Israeli and Middle East history. He is a Washington Post columnist and the author, most recently of War of Shadows: Codebreakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East.
Gorenberg previously wrote three critically acclaimed books on Israel’s history and politics- The Unmaking of Israel, The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977, and The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. He co-authored Shalom Friend, a biography of Yitzhak Rabin and winner of the National Jewish Book Award. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Review of Books and in Hebrew for Haaretz.
He lives in Jerusalem, except when he is teaching at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
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