Micah Goodman is president of Beit Prat, one of the leading organizations in Israel for young adults, and a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The author of Catch-67, he is considered one of the most original and influential public intellectuals in Israel.
What a delight to once again read the wisdom, relish the immense scholarship, experience the passion, and hear the singular voice of Micah Goodman. The Wondering Jew is a modern Jewish classic, an essential read for all those who care about the future of Judaism, of Israel, and the Jewish people. -Michael B. Oren, author of Six Days of War With this masterwork, Goodman completes his great project, begun with his previous book, Catch-67, of analyzing and helping heal Israel's political and cultural rifts. This book will help American readers understand why Micah Goodman is regarded by his fellow Israelis as one of the few indispensable voices of this generation. -Yossi Klein Halevi, Shalom Hartman Institute and author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor In The Wondering Jew, Micah Goodman tackles Israel's religious-secular divide, pointing to the insights and contributions of each side, bravely imagining a renewed Israeli Judaism that might speak to and inspire both. -Daniel Gordis, author of Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn Fluidly written and brimming with original insights, this brilliant book acutely frames the contours of Israeli Jewish thought and identity. -Yehudah Mirsky, Brandeis University, author of Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution What a joy it is to read Micah Goodman's calm, intelligent and authoritative analysis of the explosive divide between the religious and the secular. His cogent solutions offer healing and hope for all of society. This book is not just important--it's necessary. -Francine Klagsbrun, author of Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel