The Arab-Israeli conflict informs Israelis' Jewish identity. What is more, changes in the relationship of Israeli Jews to the conflict generate changes in their identity as Jews. This talk will explore the complex web between Israelis' political positions and their Jewish world views.
Dr. Micah Goodman is a leading voice on Judaism, Zionism, the Bible, and the challenges and opportunities facing Israel and contemporary world Jewry. He is a recipient of the 2014 Marc and Henia Liebhaber Prize for Religious Tolerance. Dr. Goodman directs Ein Prat - The Midrasha, Israel's leading pluralistic Beit Midrash for young adults, which strengthens the pluralistic Jewish character of Israel, nurtures connections between Israelis of different backgrounds, and builds a bridge between Israeli young adults and their Diaspora peers. A thoughtful speaker and teacher, Dr. Goodman lectures regularly overseas and in Israel. In this past year Dr. Goodman has taught at the Knesset and the official residences of Israel's Prime Minister and of Israel's President. Dr. Goodman has a doctorate in Jewish Thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the recently formed Global Forum of the National Library of Israel, serves as a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and teaches in the Tikvah Project at Princeton University.
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