Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis is Koret Distinguished Fellow and chair of the core curriculum at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, Israel: A Concise History of a People Reborn, won the Jewish Book Council’s “Book of the Year” award for 2016.

Between American Jews and Israel: Are Pressure Tactics Fair Game? An Exchange

Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.

July 24 2017 12:01AM

Why the American Jewish Distancing from Israel Is So Heartbreaking

From some of its founding ideas to some of its most thoughtful and essential institutions, American Jews have given the Jewish state much to be proud of.

May 30 2017 12:01AM

Why Many American Jews Are Becoming Indifferent or Even Hostile to Israel

It’s not about what Israel does. It’s about what, to their minds, Israel is.

May 8 2017 12:01AM

How American Jews Have Detached Themselves from Jewish Memory

In recent years they’ve let go of both ancient communal memory and recent political memory. No wonder they’re now letting go of Israel.

April 11 2016 12:01AM