Micah Goodman's bestselling book Catch 67 pushes past ideological orthodoxy by presenting the various ideologies at play in the conversation about peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. His central thesis is the paradox, described by the New York Times, that, "both remaining in the West Bank and leaving it could spell the end of the Zionist project."
Micah is regularly on Israeli bestseller lists and is one of the premier thought leaders and educators in Israel. In this entertaining and thoughtful lecture he will present a new way for the Jewish people to imagine the next 50 years and beyond in Israel.
Micah Goodman is a leading voice on Judaism, Zionism, the Bible and the challenges and opportunities facing Israel and contemporary world Jewry. Dr. Goodman is the author of two Israeli bestsellers on canonical Jewish texts: The Dream of the Kuzari, published in 2012 and The Secrets of the Guide for the Perplexed, published in 2011, both by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir. His most recent book, Catch 67: The Ideas Behind the Controversy Tearing Israel Apart, was published last year. A distinguished speaker and teacher, Micah lectures regularly at Israel's leading universities, think tanks and cultural venues, to audiences that include Israel's political and national leaders and around North America.
Micah earned a PhD in Jewish Thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lectures at his alma mater. Dr. Goodman is the CEO and Rosh Midrasha of Ein Prat Academy and also serves as a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his publications.
Sunday, February 11
Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401
$15 Members and J-Pass Holders | $18 General Public | $20 at the door, space permitting
Contact: (650) 223-8692 | [email protected]
Generously funded by the Koret Foundation