Daniel Gordis

The Case For Nuance On Israel

Liberal Zionists have been sounding the alarm bell about the rise of racist Jewish groups for decades.

08/17/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

There is a wonderful phrase in Hebrew that drips with sardonic, Jewish wit. It is when someone says “gileta et America,” meaning “so you discovered America!” It is said to someone when they say something so obvious that everyone has known if for years, but the person who shared it put the thought out in a way that suggests that they were the first person to uncover this truth.  

Rabbi Sid Schwarz in conversation with Elie Wiesel. Via rabbisid.org

Private Reception, Followed By Forum

The JWMG invites you to join us in honoring Eugene Grant and discussing Israel's public image with Daniel Gordis and Ethan Bronner.

10/29/2014 - 20:00

Who:  Eugene M. Grant, Daniel Gordis, Ethan Bronner
What:  Private reception followed by conversation about Israel in the media
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th Street
When:  Reception at 6 p.m., forum at 7:30 p.m.
Why:  Eugene M. Grant is the honorary president of The Jewish Week


Write No Requiem For The Conservative Movement

To live as a Conservative Jew in America in the 21st century is a blessing, not a curse.

11/14/2013 - 19:00

In the forthcoming Winter issue of the Jewish Review of Books, a colleague and friend of many years, Rabbi Daniel Gordis, has written an article titled “Requiem for a Movement,” referring to the Conservative movement in the aftermath of the recently released Pew Report.  As one might imagine, the article has generated a great deal of “discussion” among my colleagues in the Conservative rabbinate.  I can only imagine that the lay leadership of our movement is similarly engaged.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center.

Beinart And Gordis In Verbal Slugfest On Israeli Policy

05/02/2012 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

There were no verbal “knockouts” in a debate between Peter Beinart and Daniel Gordis that was promoted as a “heavyweight fight on Zionism” at Columbia University on Wednesday night. Both landed telling blows about whether a true Zionist is one who offers ethical critique or moral support to the Jewish State.

Alienation From Israel Hitting Liberal Seminaries

Rabbinical students, in generational divide, seen disenchanted with Jewish state; time to rethink year-in-Israel study?
05/02/2011 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

A second-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary says her year-in-Israel experience, as part of her academic training, has been “enriching and incredibly painful” in terms of what she sees of Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians.

“The Israel I see does not seem to reflect so many of the Jewish values that my family and community raised me with,” she wrote in an e-mail to The Jewish Week.

Gary Rosenblatt

Now Gordis Joins Fight Against Mosque! (Are leftist extremists the only ones left supporting the mosque?)

Check out Gordis in the Jerusalem Post.

Daniel Gordis says: "... America is at war and its enemies are Muslims. Politically correct hairsplitting runs the risk of Americans blinding themselves to that simple but critical fact. It makes no difference what percentage of the world’s Muslims wants to destroy America. There are enough of them that US air travel is now abominably unpleasant and, more importantly, enough of them that more strikes on America appear inevitable.

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